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Best Bones Forever! Let's Dance Contest

By It's My Life on July 18, 2011 1:16 PM | No TrackBacks

soccerplayer.jpgWe talk about a lot of "body" related topics on IML: puberty, food smarts, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking, and sports. We've covered a decent amount of ground there, but one area we haven't covered yet is Bone Health. Sound boring? Doesn't have to be!

It's hard to care about a part of your body that you don't see. But building strong and flexible bones when you're a tween is super-important and sets you up for overall general health and fitness for the rest of your life. Eating foods with lots of calcium and Vitamin D, along with bone-strengthening physical activity, will do the trick.

A new U.S. government-sponsored campaign called Best Bones Forever aims to get tween girls in the know about bone health and how easily they can get it. One great bone-strengthening activity that you might do all the time: dancing. The campaign has teamed up with the pop group Savvy to run a contest called Let's Dance. It's open to girls ages 9 to 14 and offers the chance to appear in a Savvy music video!

We urge IML'ers to check out these links, learn about bone health, and spread the word. Someday, when your grandchildren ask you how you manage to be so old and still so strong and active, you can pass on the advice to them too...


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