Game Of Bones

Get fa­mil­iar with the foun­da­tion of your strength

Women's Health (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - By Ta ra A li

Aside from try­ing out your niece’s skate­board, you prob­a­bly don’t think too much about your bones. But ac­cord­ing to well­be­ing ex­perts, you should: skele­tal health is a must for stay­ing mo­bile and pre­vent­ing in­jury as you add can­dles to your cake. “Be­cause bone den­sity nat­u­rally di­min­ishes as you age, if you don’t take care of them, you’re at higher risk for frac­tures and breaks,” says strength and con­di­tion­ing ex­pert Cameron Byrnes. And it’s not just a health is­sue in your bingo years. Your lev­els of oe­stro­gen, a ma­jor bone booster, be­gin to drop af­ter you turn 30, which can cause bones to start to break down and lose their strength. So how ex­actly can you pro­tect your­self and grow a stronger frame? With your new favourite body-sculpt­ing moves.

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