Dr. Mike Lewen
Building Strong Bones
Everyone should be curious about how to build strong bones because strong bones are the foundation of whole body health. So let’s talk about the best biohack (maybe ever!) if you want to know how to build strong bones and safely and prevent bone loss.
You may be familiar with the health benefits of strength training (or often called resistance training as well). If you are serious about maintaining your bone density (i.e., bone health) throughout your lifetime, it’s important to understand why strength training is so important, and how to do it properly.
Strength training is beneficial for building bone density because it induces a process known as osteogenic loading.
A term that may be new to you is multiple of body weight. Wolff’s Law tells us that bones remodel and adapt to the loads placed upon them. This means no load, no adaptation. There is no supplement, food, or drug that will ever take the place of physical stimulation for osteogenic signaling. You simply have to exert force on your bones for them to stay healthy.