|The lifetime risk for osteoporotic fractures is reported to be 40%- 50% for females and 12%-22% for males. Thus, females are a good target audience for counter measures against osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures. Lifestyle, including physical activity and nutritional management, throughout life plays an important role in the maintenance of bone health. Strategies for preventing osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures through physical activity in females include: Maximizing peak bone mass in children, adolescents, and premenopausal women, Preventing bone loss and vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women, Preventing falls and hip fractures in older women.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.