How to maintain bone health

Published On: Jun 05 2012 01:05:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 18 2012 04:05:47 PM EDT

By Echelle, Pure Matters

It’s imperative that we maintain bone health as it’s crucial for our general health and very important in preventing osteoporosis in our ‘golden’ and later stages in life.

Besides taking calcium supplements and ensuring that we eat those leafy greens, doing strength training to maintain bone health and density is also a very important part of the mix.

If you’re not a gym goer, it’s not impossible for you to take an active role in maintaining your strength training at home. This post is for you. The exercises below require very limited equipment.

If you have a yoga mat and a pair of light dumbbells, then you’re ready to go! The exercises below target all the major muscle groups in your body while also engaging smaller muscles–therefore making those bones work.

BACK, ABDOMINALS, HIPS, GLUTES (Bird-dog)

BACK, ABDOMINALS, SHOULDERS (Front Plank)

LEGS, THIGHS, BACK, BUTT (Dumbbell Front Squat)

Source: http://blog.purematters.com/fitness/strength-training-how-to-maintain-bone-health#more-1544