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Your bones do a lot of work to move you around. For their size, they're incredibly strong, capable of holding hundreds of pounds upright, and protect your vital organs from injury. White blood cells are produced in the bone marrow. Your bones aren't just sticks propping you upright - they're a vital part of your body and require care and attention. Your skeletal health sometimes goes underestimated - many people don't realize how hard their bones work until they've developed "brittle bones." These tips for healthy bones can help you make the most of your health!

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1. What is bone brittleness?

Your bones are constantly changing - old bone is replaced by new bone as you grow, resulting in your final bone mass, which happens somewhere around the age of thirty. Many factors contribute to your overall bone density, such as nutrition, strength training, and proper amounts of calcium, the building block of bone. Other factors, such as body size (mass) and gender play a role in the density of your bones. The chances of developing osteoporosis, the condition that causes your bones to become brittle and lose integrity, depends on your bone mass. Bone mass after the age of thirty begins to lessen, and those who don't follow proper nutrition guidelines may lose bone mass at a faster rate, resulting in brittle bones. The higher your peak bone mass, the less likely you are to develop osteoporosis as you age.

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