|Hopping. Image for illustration only|
Hopping for five minutes a day may protect older women from broken hips, a study has found.
The quirky exercises could strengthen bones in the legs, making them more dense and less likely to break.
Brittle bones, caused by a condition called osteoporosis which makes holes inside the bones, is a common issue for women who have been through the menopause.
Weight-bearing exercise is the best way to keep bones strong but older people are not always able enough to lift weights or run.