Short runs linked to better bone health in women

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A single minute of exercise each day has been linked to better bone health.

Ladies, here's some good news – a single minute of exercise each day has been linked to better bone health.

Scientists from the University of Exeter and the University of Leicester have found that women who did "brief bursts" of high-intensity, weight-bearing activity equivalent to a medium-paced run for pre-menopausal women, or a slow jog for post-menopausal women, had better bone health.

Using data from UK Biobank, researchers found that women who on average did 60-120 seconds of intense activity per day had four per cent better bone health than those who did less than a minute.

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