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How Does Physical Activity Affect Our Bone?

A skeleton that responds to physical activity is borne out of an evolutionary necessity - breaking bones is bad for survival but so too is a heavy skeleton that would prevent us from catching prey or…

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How Can We Measure Walking Gait?

Maintaining a healthy gait is an important part of ageing well, and our ability to measure and describe its characteristics can help us to better understand how to do this. Previously, we have seen…

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Ageing Joints and Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects the joints. Cartilage covering the ends of the bones gradually roughens and becomes thin, preventing the joint from moving as smoothly as it should. Whilst…

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Ageing Bone and Osteoporosis

In this video, Professor Eugene McCloskey from the University of Sheffield discusses how bones change with age and a common age-related bone condition, osteoporosis. Bone strength decreases with age…

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What Happens When We Walk?

Walking requires the coordination of many aspects of the musculoskeletal system in conjunction with other systems such as the neurological system. In this video, we join Professor Robin Crompton in…

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