14 Surprising Facts About Healthy Bones

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(Don’t) break a leg

by Alyssa Sparacino

It’s easy to take bones for granted until you break one or are diagnosed with bone-thinning in old age.

In fact, you may not really consider your bones a resource that needs lifelong protection and nurturing.

But guess what? There are a few surprises lurking inside your bones, and youthful habits can even affect bones in old age. Read on to find out more about this living—yes, they’re alive!—tissue.

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