Don’t have much time? You don’t need it. Running not only helps you live longer, but doing it for one to two minutes per day provides a high intensity workout that is associated with better measures of bone health, reports a new study in the International Journal of Epidemiology. High impact activity stimulates bone cells, ultimately improving bone density. Check out these other habits that slash your risk of osteoporosis.
Olimpik/Shutterstock If you’re a postmenopausal woman, do lower impact activities two to three times a week, recommends Abraham Lin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. Try weight machines, dumbbell exercises, or weight-bearing endurance activities like aerobics, walking, or light jogging.