The principle of supply and demand works as much within your body as it does in economics. Your body will generally supply the needed energy and force based on the demand placed on it. Let’s look specifically at your bones.

When your muscles place enough force on your bones, it triggers bone growth. This is why weight lifting is so good for your bones. Be sure to use enough weight that you are stressing your muscles and bones. How much is enough weight? Just enough that the muscle group you’re working is tired at the end of your set (which is usually 8-12 repetitions).

Walking is also great, but it does more to maintain your bone mass than to increase it. Trigger bone growth by throwing in some interval training such as jogging or race walking to increase the work-load and weight bearing.

-by Fitness Educator Ramona Stehle

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