What about other excercises? Was Hippocrates right? Is walking superior to other traditional exercises and the latest fad workouts? We think the answer is yes and it's not just us saying it. The Mayo Clinic states that swimming, cycling and exercising on machines such as elliptical trainers can provide a good cardiovascular workout, but because such exercises are low impact, they're not as helpful for improving bone health as weight-bearing exercises are.
What about weight training? Will it help? Is it enough? Resistance training exercise alone has only a modest effect on risk factors compared with aerobic endurance training, but it does aid carbohydrate metabolism through the development or maintenance of muscle mass and effects on basal metabolism.