Benefits of Exercise

Benefits of Exercise

Exercise during the teenage years may be one of the most important ways to prevent osteoporosis. The July 2000 issue of Pediatrics reported results from the ongoing Penn State Young Women’s Health Study that show an association between adult hip bone density and sports-exercise patterns from ages 12 to 18. Exercise increases bone density, and the difference between being sedentary and active during peak bone growth can have lifelong impact.

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is the founder of (cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”), a practicing pediatrician, father of four, & author of Raising Baby Green & Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the The New York Times, the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, & the Dr. Oz Show.

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