5 Easy Ways To Strengthen Your Bones While You Walk

5 Easy Ways To Strengthen Your Bones While You Walk

Did you know that walking helps bone strength? According to Prevention Magazine, everyone has different reasons for why they walk from losing weight to maintaining a healthy heart. You may not realize it, but you're also walking for your bones: Walking can reduce your risk of hip fractures by 30%, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study.

The following are some safe and effective ways to do that. If you walk at least 5 times a week for about 30 minutes (the government-recommended target), plan to do a different challenge each day for 5 days.

  1. Pick up your pace, add Nordic Walking poles for a boost
  2. Walk backward and sideways
  3. Do 20 Big Jumps
  4. Add stairs or a big hill to your walk
  5. Add a 60 second bone building run

...read full Prevention Magazine article here.

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