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How TaekwonDo Can Help the Bones and Joints

One surprising fact about TaekwonDo is that it greatly benefits the health of the bones and joints. Teenagers who practise martial arts have been found to have higher bone density than those who do not in studies. This is likely to protect them from bone-related diseases later in life such as osteoporosis which is caused by thinning and weakening bones.

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Improve your bone strength by carrying out some of the following activities as well as training regularly:

  • Ensure your shoes fit well
  • Stretch regularly, even when not exercising
  • Do not stand or sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ensure you are at a healthy weight

The best thing to do for your bones is eat healthy and keep training. Take a look at some of the things you can do to improve bone health, as well as martial arts.



In our continued support for the BOA we are please to offer the following:

Fuelling Fitness for Sports Performance

Fuelling Fitness for Sports Performance is based on the latest scientific evidence from the recent International Olympic Committee sports nutrition consensus and is the first nutrition guide from the British Olympic Association (BOA).

The book is written by Dr Samantha Stear, head of nutrition at the English Institute of Sport, and is published by The Sugar Bureau in association with the British Olympic Association.

Fuelling Fitness for Sports Performance helps turn the theory into practice and is designed to help anyone who exercises or plays sport on a regular basis - from recreational to elite athletes - improve their performance through their diet.

The book is available directly from the BOA via or from your local bookshop.

RRP £14.99

All sales profits go to the British Olympic Association to support the athletes of today and tomorrow.

Dr Stephanie Cook, Sydney 2000 Gold Medallist, Modern Pentathlon said: "A very informative and well illustrated book full of practical tips and ideas covering every aspect of sports nutrition. Highly Recommended!"









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