(HealthDay News) -- Your daughter's prime bone-building years are between ages 9 and 18. And the U.S. Office of Women's Health says it's never too early to start teaching her healthy bone habits.
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The agency's "Best Bones Forever!" website offers these tips for the parents of young girls:
- Set a good example by getting plenty of regular exercise and eating healthy foods.
- Teach your daughter about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and building healthy bones.
- Suggest that she participate in bone-building activities such as martial arts classes, sports and dancing.
- Build your daughter's confidence and encourage her to try new activities.
-- Diana Kohnle
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