Drills for Desk Warriors Screen Saver
Your bones grow most rapidly during adolescence, making this an essential time to strengthen bones through regular exercise. A new study shows that if you stop exercising or markedly reduce your physical activity after puberty, your bones will suffer the consequences.
Researchers followed 142 healthy girls in
Girls who decreased their physical activity by 50% or more lost a significant amount of bone density. Studies among male athletes have shown similar results.
The complete study can be found at the following source:
Rautava E, Lehtonen-Veromaa M, Kautiainen H et al (2006). The reduction of physical activity reflects on the bone mass among young females: a follow up study of 142 adolescent girls. Osteoporosis Intl (2007) 18:915-922.