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Yoga: Another way to prevent osteoporosis?

A dozen yoga poses, performed daily, may increase bone density. Like most of us, you may have become accustomed to thinking that only common weight-bearing exercises—walking, running, jumping, and lifting—provide enough stress on your bones to maintain or increase their density. So a scientific paper titled “Twelve-Minute Daily Yoga Routine Reverses Osteoporotic Bone Loss” came as a surprise. And it appeared to offer women another option to build bone. What the study found…

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