Childhood exercise sets bones for life | Pacific Beat

Childhood exercise sets bones for life

Childhood exercise sets bones for life

Updated 25 March 2014, 9:44 AEDT

It's well known that exercising in childhood can set people up for a healthy life so long as it's maintained.

But there's now evidence that plenty of physical exercise early on may promote increases in bone mass, size and strength which can endure even if a person stops exercising for 50 years.

Presenter: Alison Caldwell

Speaker: Stuart Warden, Associate Dean for Research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indiana University

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