Calcium balance is particularly important in our childhood years
when we are growing. Over 98% of the calcium is found in our
bones and teeth. Our bodies rely on vitamin D and weight bearing
exercise to help keep calcium levels intact. Weight bearing exercise
includes any activity in which your feet and legs carry your own
weight. Some good examples include:
* Jumping Rope
* Climbing Stairs
* Aerobic Dancing
* Inline Skating/ice skating
* Racquet sports
* Team Sports such as soccer, Basketball,
field hockey, volleyball and softball or baseball.
These are a few of the exercises that can help to build strong bones.
Staying in the house and playing video baseball, instead of
hitting a real Little League home run, is robbing our children of sunlight.