Exercise, lifestyle, and your bonesOsteoporosis - exercise; Low bone density - exercise; Osteopenia - exercise
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become brittle and more likely to fracture (break). With osteoporosis, the bones lose density. Bone density is the amount of bone tissue in your bones.
Exercise plays a key role in preserving bone density as you age.
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