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Exercise and Bones 4

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Exercise Helps Posture and Balance – Prevents Falls Although a person with osteoporosis is at much greater risk of suffering a bone fracture than someone with normal bone mineral density, studies have shown that it is often a fall that causes the fracture. This puts elderly people at even greater risk of fracturing a bone […]

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Exercise and Bones 3

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Exercise also maintains Bone in Adults Exercise does not only help to build bones in children and adolescents, it can also help to maintain bone in adults. Probably the most dramatic example of this is from a study where doctors examined astronauts after travelling in space at zero gravity. The most obvious consequence was the […]

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Exercise and Bones 2

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Bone is a living tissue! Old bone is constantly being chewed away and replaced by new bone. There is nothing permanent about living bone. Like a muscle, it can grow and it can shrink. It is in a constant state of change. Unfortunately, the biggest change comes with age. As we age, our bones naturally […]

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Exercise and Bone 1

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The bones that make up our skeleton are made from living tissue, renewing itself continuously throughout our life. One of the mechanisms that help us build stronger bone, as well as maintaining our skeleton, is physical exercise. Bone and movement are inextricably linked. Bones help convert muscle power into directional motion. Think of the great […]

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