Lift for stronger bones

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Weight lift­ing doesn’t only train your mus­cles; it trains your bones. When you per­form a curl, for ex­am­ple, your mus­cles tug on your arm’s bones. The cells within those bones re­act by cre­at­ing new bone cells, says Perkins. Over time, your bones be­come stronger and denser. The key to this one is con­sis­tency, as re­search has shown that lift­ing heavy weights over time not only main­tains bone mass but can even build new bone, es­pe­cially in the high-risk group of post-menopausal women.

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