Designing exercise regimens to increase bone strength

Charles H. Turner, Alexander G. Robling

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Exercise is a very effective way to strengthen bones, particularly during childhood and adolescence. A collection of studies from the clinic and laboratory have provided new insights into how bone building effects of exercise can be maximized. From the available data we have calculated an "osteogenic index" for exercises.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003


  • Biomechanics
  • Bone fracture
  • Bone mass
  • Bone strength
  • Exercise
  • Osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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