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Strong Bones, Flat Belly—Here's How

Prevention—July 17, 2017

Prevention featured Jordan D. Metzl, MD, primary care sports medicine physician at HSS, in an article about strengthening bones for weight loss. Dr. Metzl said that walking is one of the easiest ways to build a stronger, slimmer structure. "The repeated impact of your feet striking the ground is like strength training for your entire musculoskeletal system," he said.

Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM, senior nutritionist at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at HSS, noted that alcohol could hinder bone growth. "Alcohol not only affects hormones that increase belly fat, but also interferes with those that play a role in building bone," she said.

Read the full article at prevention.com [subscription required]. This article also appeared in the August 2017 print issue.

 

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