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By Linda Melone, CSCS for

PreventionThe claim: Jumping 10 times a day twice a day provides greater bone-building benefits than running or jogging, reports a study in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

The research: Sixty premenopausal women, ages 25 to 50, significantly increased their hip bone bone mineral density after four months by .5% by jumping 10 times a day, twice a day and taking short breaks (30 seconds) between each jump.

Keep reading to see how jumping can help improve your bone density…

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