Exercise sampler: Building hip strength
"What weight-bearing exercises do you suggest for strengthening the hipbones?" asks a reader. Here are some suggestions.
One of our greatest fears as we get older is that we will break a hip, an event that can cause permanent disability, depression, and the need for long-term care. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer a hip fracture, partly because we have a greater risk for osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones.