Skeletal Development During Early-Middle Adulthood (20 years-45 years)
- By the time most people turn 20, their bones are completely done growing longitudinally and they have reached their peak bone mass.
- However, bones are constantly being remodeled through the processes of resorption and formation.
- By mid-30's, people begin to lose their bone strength. At this point, it is critical to focus on maintaining bone strength.
- This can be done by continuing physical activity and a healthy diet. Other lifestyle factors include not smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and reducing stress.