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Low-intensity exercise improves muscle strength and balance

Exercise is a core prescription for preventing or reducing the negative consequences of osteoporosis, when bones become thin and brittle. Weight-bearing exercise and strength training cause muscles to pull on the bones, which can help bones maintain their density. Bone loss can speed up in women after menopause due to the drop in estrogen levels.

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