WHY BONE HEALTH MATTERS
BONE FACTS #1
• There are 206 bones in your body.
• It takes an average of 12 weeks to heal a broken bone.
• 52 million – the number of Americans affected by osteoporosis and low bone density.
BONE FACTS #2
WHAT MAKES BONES GROW
As long as growth plates (at the end of long bones in your arms and legs) stay open, you grow. The plates close in the late teens for boys and within 2 years of starting periods for girls.
BONE FACTS #3
The femur, or thighbone, is the longest and strongest bone of the human skeleton.
The stapes, in the middle ear, is the smallest and lightest bone of the human skeleton.