Bone Growth As A Impact Of Sports?
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Good evening Subi, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Muscle growth is different from bone growth. Muscles can grow, or get bigger regardless of our age. Although indeed with a smaller number, but there are only middle-aged people, or even the elderly who have a muscular and muscular body, because muscles can indeed continue to be trained and get bigger even though age is increasing. It becomes much more difficult than when I was young, but still can.
Another case with bones. Bones stop to grow after a certain period of time, which when compared to muscles, the period is fairly fast at around the age of 20-21 years for both men and women. In fact, it can be faster than that for some people. This is because to be able to grow, bones need the presence of growth plates which will run out and close at that age range. So indeed its growth will stop, regardless of any sport you do. Even when it's 50 years old and above, especially for women, bones can be reduced in density and become porous. For teens, exercise can help increase height because the plates are still open. But again, to say it helps, it means exercise is not a major factor. The main factor is genetic or hereditary. So, hopefully answering your question.