Kids who start walk­ing early have stronger bones

Fiji Sun - - Sun Spectrum -

Chil­dren who start walk­ing at the age of 18 months are likely to de­velop stronger bones and are phys­i­cally more ac­tive as they get older, ac­cord­ing to a new study which links bone strength with good early life move­ment. Re­searchers from Manch­ester Metropoli­tan Univer­sity (MMU) and the Univer­sity of Bris­tol in the UK have demon­strated an as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween chil­dren’s abil­i­ties in com­mon move­ments like jump­ing, run­ning and walk­ing at 18 months and stronger bones as an ado­les­cent.

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