Special Feature 1 – Sport’s Hidden Depths Exercise in the elementary and junior high school period affects future healthy life expectancy
The bones of elderly people —— particularly women —— become more brittle with age. This can have an extremely serious impact on daily life if they suffer a fracture due to a fall, for example. Increasing bone density is crucial in order to extend healthy life expectancy. So, how can we do this? In fact, scientists say that being active during our elementary and junior high school period is important. Exercise habits in childhood affect future healthy life expectancy. However, the reality is that many children do no exercise. It is desirable for children to experience various forms of sport and physical play, in order to develop a sense of enjoyment from physical activity.