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Bone-building exercise

Bone-building exercise
Exercise plays an important role in maintaining bone calcium and strength as people age. Studies show that exercises requiring muscles to pull on bones (resistance exercise) cause the bones to retain and possibly gain calcium (strength).

Review Date: 1/25/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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