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Early walking in toddlers linked to stronger bones


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I thought this was really interesting ...,

 

A study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, has demonstrated an association between children's abilities in common movements like jumping, running and walking at 18 months and stronger bones as an adolescent.

It is thought that these movements in toddlers place a stress on the bones, causing them to react by becoming wider and thicker, thereby making them stronger than those in children who may not be moving as much.

Findings from the study may help to identify who is at a greater risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures in later life.

 

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That IS interesting. I had to have a bone scan as part of treatment for an oold illness and the chap who did it looked at the results, said hmmmm, we need to do this again. So they did and he told me he'd asked for the repeat because the results showed my bones/hips to be 150% stronger than the expected norm. He asked what I had done as a child to make them so strong, so I told him : I played..........I played outside, in the sun, in the rain, in the snow, I played. I walked everywhere, i swam, i climbed jumped, ran.....you name it, I did it. No car rides, just play. He said I am hugely unlikely to suffer any age-realted fractures as a result of my great play :)

 

Oh yes, I walked before I was 12 months old..........as have all my children :)

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