There’s no need to log hours of exercise to boost your bones. New research from the Universities of Exeter and Leicester shows that brief bursts of high-intensity and weight-bearing activity, such as running, could be the key to better bone health.
In fact, the scientists found that just one to two minutes of running a day could be all that’s needed to increase bone density by as much as six per cent. And if you’re not a runner, they recommend including a few speedier steps in your daily walk. It’s a smart way to reduce the risk of getting osteoporosis and fractures when you’re older.