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How To Improve Your Bone Health

Friday, February 08, 2013

If you're a woman 40 or older and worried about improving bone health or avoiding falls, you might want to take up:

a. Running
b. Soccer
c. A cane

Answer: b. Scientists in Denmark recently had one group of sedentary adult women join a soccer league and another group start running for 14 weeks. Afterward, the soccer players had gained more bone mass in their legs, and had better leg muscle strength and balance, than the runners. (Plus their kids were undoubtedly impressed.)

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I have to add to this that at my age, I would have to do bone-healthy exercises that would NOT involve so much twisting and kicking, as I am over 60 and have had a complete knee replacement. A much younger person who has been active up to the point of playing soccer would be an entirely different situation. I am sure that there are bone-strengthening exercises for we more-mature boomers.
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MISSDAISY23 2/12/2013 11:14AM

    I totally agree with you and this is not for me. emoticon

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FLAME42 2/9/2013 12:24PM

    I think that soccer would quickly lead to the CANE!

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JESSBOND 2/9/2013 7:58AM

    I should start playing soccer XD

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ELSCO55 2/8/2013 10:59PM

    thanks for the information

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ARTJAC 2/8/2013 10:51PM

    NOT FOR ME

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DIET_FRIEND 2/8/2013 8:20PM

    I like to watch soccer from the sidelines. My son plays. I am afraid of the ball when it flies at me.

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 2/8/2013 7:36PM

    lol, might just have to stick with my supplements! emoticon

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LAWANDMUSIC 2/8/2013 6:42PM

    No soccer for me, but walking, YES!

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123ELAINE456 2/8/2013 6:15PM

  HAVE A TOUGH TIME WITH BREATHING AND WALKING. FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. GOD BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE. HAVE A HAPPY DAY. TAKE CARE. HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/8/2013 4:29PM

  Hmmm...don't think my knees would be happy with that either, but good to know.

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PMFISH 2/8/2013 4:07PM

    Too late for me! Have a tough enough time just walking and breathing. Sounds like fun for younger days.

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AZURE-SKY 2/8/2013 3:28PM

  That might work if you're already active, but starting a strenuous sport with a lot of running, twisting, and kicking can wreak havoc on knees, ankles and hips - not to mention the possible injuries from falls.

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MS.ELENI 2/8/2013 3:13PM

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FCARMICH 2/8/2013 3:09PM

  no way -- knees can't take it

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