Best for Bones Activities
Regular physical activity:
- Helps build self-confidence and strength
- Provides chances to be with friends, make new friends, and have fun
- Helps prevent weight gain, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol
Of course, it helps build strong bones too!
Your daughter needs 60 minutes of physical activity every day, including bone-strengthening activities at least three times a week.
You can play a big role in how much physical activity your daughter gets. While you may think your daughter gets enough physical activity at school, many schools are reducing or removing PE classes, and studies show that activity levels drop off dramatically as girls enter their teens.
What you can do:
- Encourage your daughter (and her friends!) to find a physical activity that's right for her.
- Get moving with her! In addition to benefiting your bones and hers, working out together is a great way for you to talk and have fun. Check out these activities you can do as a family to help your daughter build strong bones.
In this section, you'll learn more about bone-strengthening activities and their role in building your daughter's bones. You'll also find answers to common questions, such as "Why is bone-strengthening activity so important for my daughter?"