Dr. Susan Brown of BetterBones.com recommends using a weighted vest to increase the effectiveness of walking as a weight-bearing exercise for building bone strength, especially for thin women of 114 pounds or less.  My doctor recommended something similar: a bookback with a few heavy books inside.  Nowadays, though, my I walk carrying one of my beautiful grandbabies, which is fun for both of us!

If you have a moment, take a look Dr. Brown’s informative article on the subject:  http://www.betterbones.com/blog/post/Thin-women-and-hip-bone-loss.aspx.


2 Comments on Using a Weighted Vest to Increase Bone Strength

  1. Debbie Ewing says:

    Hi Cathy
    How nice of you to help people with questions!
    I was considering getting Dr. Susan Browns vest.
    Where do I order it? Does it come with instructions?

    I love following her instructions. She is a blessing.



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