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Bone Health and Facts

September 6, 2019

 

  • There are 206 bones is the body.

  • It takes an average of 12 weeks to heal a broken bone.

  • 52 million Americans affected by osteoporosis, thinning bones.

  • 50% of American women will have a fracture after 50.

  • There are 8 bones in each wrist.

  • 20, the age at which you have about 98% of your bone mass.

 

WHAT MAKES BONES GROW

As long as growth plates (at the end of long bones in your arms and legs) stay open, you grow.The plates close in the late teens for boys and within 2 years of starting periods for girls. You reach peak bone density around age 30.

 

YOUR SKELETON HAS MANY JOBS

It moves you. It protects your brain, heart and lungs. It manufactures blood cells. And it stores and regulates minerals to help your entire system function.

 

THE LONGEST AND SHORTEST

Your femur, or thigh bone is the longest. The stirrup shaped stapes in your middle ear (measuring 0.11 inches) is the shortest.

 

BONE IS LIVING TISSUE

The collagen in bone constantly replenishes itself. So about every 7 years you get a new skeleton.

 

HANDS AND FEET

The hand has 54 bones, and the foot has 26 bones.

 

MOST BROKEN

Arms are the most broken in adults, accounting for about 50%. The collarbone is the most commonly broken bone among children.

 

THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT A SKULL FRACTURE

Always wear a helmet when you ride a bike. In competitive youth bike racing and triathlons it is a penalty if you touch your bike without a helmet on.

 

WHAT ARE BONES MADE OF

Bones are made up of calcium, phosphorus, sodium and other minerals, as well as the protein collagen.

 

THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOU BONES HEALTHY

STRENGTH TRAIN REGULARLY!!!

Everything is better when you are stronger.

 

 

 

THE BEST WAY TO KEEP YOU BONES HEALTHY

STRENGTH TRAIN REGULARLY!!!

Everything is better when you are stronger.

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