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Active Teens Build Strong Bones

By Kellie Heywood

Research suggests being physically active in your teens can help develop a stronger bones and a healthier future.

When you think of osteoporosis, you tend to think of the elderly rather than the young. But while the effects of bone thinning hit hard in later life – 1 in 2 Australian women and 1 in 3 Australian men over 60 years will have an osteoporotic fracture – what we do as children and adolescents may play an important part in reducing the risk of a disease that is a major cause of chronic pain, disability, and loss of independence.

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