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Weight-bearing exercises

Weight-bearing exercises are those done staying upright so that your feet and legs support your weight. The term "weight-bearing" should not be confused with lifting weights (known as strength training).

Weight-bearing exercises can include:

  • Low-impact aerobics
  • Walking/hiking
  • Elliptical training
  • Using a stair-step machine

Click here to download a printable exercise tracker

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