It’s generally agreed that exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And it seems the earlier you start, the better. A study from the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland says exercise in early life can counteract some of the damaging effects of a highfat diet. The researchers found that bones retain a ‘memory’ of the effects of exercise long after a workout ends, and this bone memory continues to change the way the body metabolises a high-fat diet. The best part is these positive changes may continue way into midlife.