Not this....bone building exercise must be weight bearing. Swimming and bicycling have not been shown to build bone. Walking also is not effective for people who weigh less than 127 pounds unless they use a weighted vest or backpack. Photo by arztsamui, courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net
Core exercises can help build bone in the hips and spine, along with strength training, jumping, and other movements that load the bones.
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The dilemma we face when trying to build bone is that the increasing load that is needed to be effective often leads to injuries and stresses the joints. Check out the resources page for links to research studies and more information about what kinds of exercise help build stronger bones and prevent fractures.