Bone health and exercise

GET FIT & MEAN IT! with World Champion Kate Bramley

Calcium, sunshine and exercise are the key to healthy bones. Strong healthy bones are essential for children to reach their optimum growth level. Peak bone mass occurs in your 20s and a fit active lifestyle as well as sufficient calcium & vitamin D in adulthood can maintain bone density long into older adulthood. This reduces the chances of breaks later in life and ensures you can still enjoy activities later in life.

Activities that involve weight bearing including running, walking, skipping & weights exercises are the best for building good bone health. As a triathlete I spend a lot of time swimming and cycling, so it is important for me to include more variety in my training like weight work and running/walking. I also spend a lot of time outdoors to maintain my vitamin D levels and supplement my calcium with Cabot’s Calcium Complete tablets.

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