In Defense of High-Impact Exercise

US News & World Report—July 24, 2015

US News and World Report identifies why individuals should begin embracing high-impact exercises. Hospital for Special Surgery's David A. Wang, MD, a sports medicine physician, contributes to the article.

"As with other tissues of the body, bone is living tissue that responds to stress placed on it. When load is placed through the bone, it adapts by creating more bone, making it stronger and denser. High-impact exercise such as dancing, aerobics, jogging and hiking can provide this stimulation," explains Dr. Wang.

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