When was the last time you said to yourself, “I will go to the gym today and workout my bones?” Too often we focus on the number on a scale or fitting into a pair of pants from over a decade ago, rather than improving our overall health. But our bones are our support systems, and they're pretty darn important.

This workout will strengthen your bones with gentle Pilates-based exercises. Weight training and balancing moves stress the body and stimulate bone cells, in turn making your bones stronger and denser. Through functional movement and muscle strengthening, you can also improve your balance and ward off injuries. Add this sequence to your weekly exercise routine—which should also include at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, five days a week, —to build bone strength and prevent osteoporosis down the road.

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