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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Physical activity earlier in life can lead to stronger bones

Early exercise leads to strong bones

(Relaxnews) - The many health benefits of physical activity are well-known, with a new study citing yet another perk. U.S. and Australian researchers recently found people who remained physically active throughout their lives had stronger bones when they reached their golden years.

The study was commissioned by the National Institutes of Health and focused on bones in the arms of Major League Baseball players.

It was discovered that exercise contributes to bone size as well as strength. The research team worked with 103 professional baseball players and found "throwing arm" bones featured two times the bone strength of "non-throwing" arms. Bone size as well as density were measured. (...)

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