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Why it’s important to look after your bones

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Physical exercise helps to stimulate bone formation.
Physical exercise helps to stimulate bone formation.
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It’s an area of health we often ignore – at least until we break one – but our bones are vital for so many things.

For a start, it’s our skeleton that gives our bodies structure. Bones also protect our organs, support our muscles and allow movement. And they produce red and white blood cells and store calcium.

Strong bones together with strong muscles can help you enjoy an active, mobile and independent life for longer.

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