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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Benefits of Exercise for Bone

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Stop the lazy habit of exercising! It turned out that exercise not only burns calories, increase blood flow, but also can prevent bone fragility later in life. Exercise makes bones strong and solid. Physical activity at age 10-30 years is very important. Men who regularly exercise at least three times a week for two decades, have stronger bones than those who did not exercise. Of course this applies to women.

Exercise performed as a youth, will stimulate bone growth, thereby reducing the risk of bone fragility. Actually the future of bones is determined in the children and adolescents period. Besides calcium, exercise regularly will make bones dense, strong and lasting until old age.

In the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the researchers found an increase in bone density, especially in the hips, arms, legs, and spine in 800 Swedish men aged 19-24 years who diligently exercising. Meanwhile, those who are less physically active during the period of adolescence to young adulthood, is more at risk of bone fragility.

As is known, an increase in bone development during childhood to young adulthood, may reduce the risk of fractures and osteoporosis in the future. Those who can improve or maintain physical activity levels tend to have greater bone and dense on the arms and lower legs.

Almost all kinds of sports good for the bones. Ranging from as simple as jogging, walking, climbing stairs or jumping rope, to exercise such a football, tennis, or basketball. Exercise should be done regularly at least 3 times a week for optimum benefit.


sofia said...

Along with exercise, medicines like Calcium sandoz should be given to kids for stronger bones...

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