I think this is very true. I used to have pain in my joints a lot, and I was told it was an precursor or early form of arthritus; my mother and my doctor told me to rest a lot, and not to do high-impact exercise. When I was a teenager I got fed up with being fat and never going out, so my Dad bought me a bicycle which we repaired together, and I went out cycling nearly every day that summer, as well as going walking with my Dad. My mother was horrified, and my parents argued a lot about it. But I lost a lot of weight and the pain in my joints reduced. I started going to the gym when I was old enough, and a gym instructor noticed that I didn't walk properly (my thighs had been so fat that I sort of staggered) - he taught me to walk on a treadmill, and got me using weights, which helps strengthen your bones aswell as muscle. It was he who suggested I take up kickboxing. Now my joints hardly hurt at all, and I get to enjoy life too I suspect the pain was partially caused by my weight, or maybe something that I was eating... I don't know if I might get arthritus badly when I'm older, but, I'd rather be in a wheelchair at 60 than have a heart attack at 40!Personally I believe that exercise isn't the last factor in having strong bones.
Which reminds me, I need to stop surfing the net so much, and bring my bike out of the garage for summer
That's not good I bet they care when they see those photos of you doing one-handed handstandsHere the situation is even worse... many people just don't care what they eat.
I know a few people who still behave like this: they seem to convince themselves that any health problems they have are genetic, or pre-ordained in some way. People often confuse a healthy life-style with extreme fad dieting and eating disorders. I even know people who consider themselves "above" being healthy, and think that they're superior to people who are healthy - they laugh at people who do exercise, are proud of their huge bellies, and order unhealthy food as if to make a point I think they are sometimes jealous and insecure though