June 4, 2004, Newsletter Issue #189: Osteoporosis Tip

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Osteoporosis causes a thinning of the bones that can result in fractures within the spine and kyphosis (a hunched-over look). Weight-bearing exercise and resistance training have been shown to strengthen bones and help prevent osteoporosis. However, if you have osteoporosis, you must use caution when starting an exercise program. Check with your doctor first and don`t start too hard. This may be just the remedy your body needs.

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