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In the wake of the column comparing elliptical training to running, I got a very interesting e-mail from Gary Rothbart, a Toronto personal trainer. He said, in part:
I feel that the fitness community has done a great disservice to the average person. One of the most important factors with respect to avoiding osteoporosis is high impact activities… The difference between running and the use of non-impact machines is great when taking into the long term implications on bone density.
That makes a lot of intuitive sense. To be honest, that’s something I expected to find when I started researching this story — but I didn’t. Continue reading “Elliptical training and bone density”