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Study: Gymnastics Helps Prevent Osteoporosis
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Even one hour a week of gymnastics training can lead to increased both strength, according to a new study.

A new Canadian study shows that practicing gymnastics as a child can help strengthen bones, and in turn prevent osteoporosis years later. University of Saskatchewan researcher Marta Erlandson, a former gymnast herself, said her study revealed that even one hour a week of gymnastics can lead to health rewards. “Due to many factors, kids are much more sedentary and this puts them at increased risk of osteoporosis later in life,” she said. “They (children) had better bone parameters even after an hour or so a week of (gymnastics) participation."

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