Runners Building Denser Bones

The more you run, the denser your bones will be

19/04/2016 14:04 GMT Plataforma SINC

Spanish researchers have analysed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance that is trained, the better; this can be used, therefore, to prevent the progressive decline in bone mineral density that occurs with age.
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Full bibliographic information Beatriz Lara; Juan José Salinero; Jorge Gutiérrez; Francisco Areces; Javier Abián Vicén; Diana Ruiz Vicente; César Gallo Salazar; Fernando Jiménez; Juan Del Coso. ‘Influence of endurance running on calcaneal bone stiffness in male and female runners’. Eur J Appl Physiol (2016) 116:327–333. DOI 10.1007/s00421-015-3285-7