Joint health and prevention should start in childhood and continue during adolescence and throughout adult life.
Most young people follow a sedentary lifestyle which is not good for their health and, in particular, for their joints. In fact, one out of four children is obese or overweight according to the WHO. It is very important to prevent childhood obesity as excess weight overloads the joints, deteriorating them quickly.
On the other hand, there are young people who, at early ages, do excessive physical activity which can be detrimental to their musculoskeletal health if preventive measures are not taken. It is essential to know what type of physical activity is appropriate for each young person, in order to take all the necessary precautions to preserve their immediate and long-term health and well-being by protecting and strengthening their joints.