Half of our bone density is laid down by early puberty: 95% is present at the age of 17 for females and at the age of 19 for males. By the age of 40, our bone density is typically declining by 0.5% per year. For women, this rate speeds up to a 2-3% annual decline after menopause.
Stress fractures are micro-trauma that accumulates in bone from frequent unaccustomed repetitive activity. These can develop into full fractures that keep us out of action for 8 weeks to 8 months,
What is World Spine Day? Focus is on raising back pain and other spinal issue awareness. Highlights the importance of spinal health and well-being. Promotion of physical activity, good posture, responsible lifting, and healthy working conditions. The theme for 2019 is Get Spine Active! Get Spine Active! Being active can take many forms - not just playing sports and exercise.
This can range from taking regular breaks at work to aquarobics. Everyone, regardless of age or abili