Bones play many important roles in the body. They provide structure, protect your organs, anchor muscles, and store calcium. Adequate calcium consumption and weight bearing physical activity is essential to build strong bones, optimizes bone mass, and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life. So in addition to your calcium supplement, try weight-bearing physical activities like walking, jogging, tennis, jumping rope, weight lifting or other forms of activity to help your muscles and bones work against gravity and stay strong. Plus you’ll get the added benefit of keeping your heart healthy as well.