You will find most men talk about fitness and being gym fanatics. Of course, the reason for hitting the gym is to stay fit, build a muscular body or get yourself six-pack abs, but here's a great way that can really benefit your body. According to a new study, participation in weight exercises such as resistance training and various types of jumps can help improve bone health in men.
The study suggests that a year of exercise can reduce the harmful sclerostin, a type of protein produced in bone, and increase IGF-1, a hormone correlated with bone growth. These changes stimulate bone formation and an increase in bone density that leads to stronger bones.
In order to arrive with this judgment, researchers studied men aged 25 to 60 who had low bone mass. They were divided into two groups. The first group execute resistance training exercises such as squats and lunges using free weights, while the second group gave various jumps like single-leg and double-leg jumps. After a year of doing these exercises, the team compared their levels of bone proteins and hormones in the blood. What was found was there was a decrease in the level of sclerostin in both exercise interventions in men. Another important thing observed was increased hormone IGF-1 that triggers bone growth.
Health experts always recommend a certain amount of exercise at least 30 minutes per day to keep your body healthy and prevent the risk of heart disease such as heart problems, obesity and diabetes. But this study shows that focus on some specific forms of workout can give you additional benefits like stronger bones in this case.