A recently published RCT examined 8 months of high‐intensity resistance and impact training (such as weight training and jumping) as an intervention for postmenopausal women with low bone mass. Current recommendations for this population often involve low-intensity weight-bearing activity with the mentality that this will prevent injury. 

The researchers found that not only was their intervention safe for this population, but results showed significant increases in bone mineral density and functional performance with the high-intensity training.

Find out more about the intervention and results by reading the JBMR article here. Read the Wall Street Journal report here.

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