Healthy Bone Week

As I’ve discussed in previous columns, as a population we are becoming more sedentary than ever, particularly children who are exercising less than before. Unfortunately in our modern world we are seeing an increase number of kids spending too much time indoors on computers, in front of the TV or playing video games, coupled with poor eating habits. The adolescent development years are crucial, as the bone mass attained determines lifelong skeletal health. In fact up to 90 per cent of bone mass is developed by 18 in females and 20 in males. To coincide with National Healthy Bone Week (August 4th-10th) my message for this column is if you want strong bones you have to use them, get outdoors [...]