Even the US Army is revising their physical training program to incorporate more core strength building exercises like pilates and encouraging their soldiers to drink milk instead of soda. A recent report published in the New York Times indicates the Army is taking into account the levels of obesity and soda consumption that are causing bone fractures from exercise to increase at an alarming rate.
Bone density and strength are a concern at any age and a fitness regime that includes weight bearing exercises and focuses on core strength is really important. As well, don’t forget to eat lots of leafy vegetables and cut out the soda in favour of milk.
Take care of your bones, you’ll need them your whole life.