Bone StrengthPosted: February 18, 2010
It is often thought that decreased bone strength is found in older populations and especially women. However anyone who doesn’t regularly do weight bearing activity is also at risk. This can especially be true of anyone whose day is inactive or spent in front of a screen whether it be tv, computer or other electronic device. Bones receive the necessary nutrients to stay strong through the process of weight bearing on the hip, leg, knee, ankle and foot joints in standing, walking, jumping and running activities. The upper extremities, often forgotten, include the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand bones and also need weight bearing activity to stay healthy. A well rounded exercise program like that found at Camp Endeavor provides youth with the “just right” exercise programming to keep bones strong and maximize weight loss.