Stress may sound like a bad thing when it comes to our health, but when it comes to our bone health, stress is a good thing. Our bones are living tissue and they adapt when stressed, which is good for them. New research indicates that most people don't put the stress on their bones needed to stay healthy. Brisk walking simply isn't enough to have the impact our bones need. But jumping 20 times each day, springing as high as possible with feet together, and resting 30 seconds between jumps, can make a huge difference. In a recent study, jumping helped premenopausal women increase their hip-bone density by 0.5% after only 4 months, while at the same time women who didn't jump lost an average of 1.3%. What a great reason to jump for joy!
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