Physically Active Kids at Lower Risk for Fractures

Mary Elizabeth Dallas writing in HealthDay reported that physically active children may be at lower risk for fractures when they grow older according to a study presented at the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine annual meeting.  The study involved more than 2,300 children living in Sweden ranging in age ranging from seven to nine years of age.  Researchers found that children who got 40 minutes of daily exercise from physical education classes at school have greater bone mineral density than the children in the control group.

So, my take on this is that exercise is good and has benefits no matter what your age, and the earlier you start the better.

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