According to Pamela Hinton, a researcher in the MU College of Human Environmental Sciences, lifelong physical activity in men increases their bone density. Men who consistently participated in activities such as jogging and tennis throughout their adolescence and young adult years had better bone mineral density during adulthood.
- Osteoporosis is a serious issue for men
- High impact activity in adolescence and young adulthood increases bone density and helps combat osteoporosis later in life.
- Middle age men can also benefit from a bone-strengthening exercise program.
High-impact activity during growth and adulthood is an important determinant for bone health later in life.