How Well Do You Know Your Bones?

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Bone health should be one of your top concerns, which is why we decided to bring some attention to the subject! As with all things, there are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to your bones. We’re hoping to clear some of those up by bringing you a light hearted game designed by Webmd that will make you a bone expert! So, here’s a list of statements that you have to decide if it is a myth or a fact. All of us at Open MRI of Pueblo bet that you’ll come out on the other end of it and feel like you learned a lot.

 

Babies have more bones than adults.

True. We’re born with nearly 300 bones. As babies get older, their soft bones fuse together which leave 206 bones in your adult body.

 

Your bones never stop growing.

False. Your bones actually stop growing when you reach your late 20s. That’s why it’s important to take care of your bones early on, so you don’t have complications down the road!

 

Your bones aren’t responsible for producing anything.

False. Your bones are actually creating white and red blood cells that are in charge of fighting infection and transporting oxygen and proteins to your tissues.

 

The most common injury is a fracture clavicle.

True. It’s quite easy to break your collar bone, especially when you have a rough fall. Many people might be surprised that this is the number one fracture!

 

All of your bones are connected.

False. While most of your bones are indeed connected, you have one bone that is not. Your hyoid, which is at the base of your tongue, is not connected to another bone. It’s actually in a U shape!

 

Many people are not bone experts, which is why it’s not a surprise if you answered incorrectly on a few of these. It’s important to bring attention to your bone health and start taking action early on. However, it’s never too late to give your bones some attention. You can make lifestyle changes at any age to help your bones live a happier life. Here’s a guide on how to increase your bone health at any age!

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