Strengthen your bones!

Woman's World - - Natural Health -

You know that spend­ing 10 min­utes in the sum­mer sun kick-starts pro­duc­tion of bone-bol­ster­ing vi­ta­min D. Well, walk­ing on a beach en­hances the ben­e­fit! Strolling on sand is a weight-bear­ing ac­tiv­ity that takes up to 2.5 times more force and ef­fort than walk­ing the same dis­tance on pave­ment, ex­plain ex­perts in The Jour­nal of Ex­per­i­men­tal Bi­ol­ogy. ■ Get the ben­e­fit any­where! Walk­ing bare­foot in your back­yard has sim­i­lar ben­e­fits. “Walk­ing on any un­even nat­u­ral sur­face re­quires your mus­cles to work harder to main­tain bal­ance, which im­proves your strength, flex­i­bil­ity and co­or­di­na­tion,” notes Mary Lou Mi­nard, owner of Joy of Yoga in New York.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.