To help strengthen our bones it’s important to do weight-bearing exercise. The easiest way to do this is walking. It doesn’t really matter where you walk although somewhere green like the local park is ideal. But you do need to walk briskly, so that you’re slightly out of breath, for at least 10 minutes every day.
Weight-bearing exercise places a stress on our bones, which stimulates the production of bone cells. Being underweight means that I don’t place enough stress on my bones, so I wear a weighted vest. ‘Don’t you look stupid?’ my sister asked. Well, I could choose to look stupid (possibly), or risk a fracture!