- Physical activity is known to promote bone and muscle health.
- Aging, lifestyle, and chronic disease can lead to physical inactivity, which is associated with bone and muscle loss.
- New research has now identified a drug that can mimic physical exercise in mice.
- The new drug, called locamidazole, can increase bone formation, mineral density, muscle thickness, and muscle strength in mice.
When we are physically active our bones and muscles work together to make them stronger. To maintain bone health, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends a combination of weight-bearing activities 3–5 times per week and resistance exercise 2–3 times a week.