Health Tip: Kids Need Strong Bones, Too06/11/13
(HealthDay News) -- Your daughter's prime bone-building years
are between ages 9 and 18. And the U.S. Office of Women's Health
says it's never too early to start teaching her healthy bone
The agency's "Best Bones Forever!" website offers these tips for
the parents of young girls:
- Set a good example by getting plenty of regular exercise and
eating healthy foods.
- Teach your daughter about the importance of a healthy lifestyle
and building healthy bones.
- Suggest that she participate in bone-building activities such
as martial arts classes, sports and dancing.
- Build your daughter's confidence and encourage her to try new
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