Can Running 1 Minute a Day Really Strengthen Your Bones?

One of those too-good-to-be-true health headlines has been making the rounds recently. “Dashing for the bus could protect against osteoporosis,” as the Daily Mail put it. “Just ONE MINUTE of running a day boosts bone health.”

Exaggeration? Well, the official press release says pretty much the same thing: “One minute of running per day associated with better bone healthin women.” As for the journal paper, its title is a little more inscrutable—but the overall message is surprisingly similar. This is a neat result, and it’s worth digging into what the scientists found and why.

Excerpted from Runner’s World

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