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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, and occur in adults of any age including athletes. Running and marching have risks and benefits - they increase bone density, but may also cause stress fractures due to repetition if you do not slowly increase the distan

World Spine Day

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 ability, can Get Spine Active. Be Kind to Your Spine - You Only Have One! Head on over to http://www.worldspineday.org/ for more information.