A City Guide To Fengzhen for Being fat’ does not inevitably mean being unfit’. Exercise is also protective against the development of osteoporosis, a disease characterised by a reduction in bone density due to calcium loss, which leads to brittle bones, a loss of bone strength and an increased risk of fractures. It is estimated that, in the UK, someone experiences a bone fracture due to osteoporotic bones every three minutes, and that one in three women and one in twelve men over the age of will have this condition. Regular exercise, particularly low-impact exercise or weight-bearing exercise such as walking and dancing, is not just important to bone development in the young but is also important to the maintenance of peak levels of bone density during adulthood. Additional benefits to muscle strength, coordination and balance can be gained from resistance-strengthening exercise, which in turn can benefit older individuals by reducing the risk of falls and subsequent bone fractures. In general, therefore, regular exercise is an accepted means of reducing one’s risk of developing a range of serious health conditions; furthermore, it is associated with a significant downturn in all-cause mortality among both men Myers et al. and women Manson et al There is also some suggestion that adult health and disease risk is influenced by the level of childhood activity Hallal et al. A City Guide To Fengzhen 2016.