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.
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Last date updated on September, 2014