Playing catch could prevent broken bones

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There is a new reason for parents to get out there and get active with kids.

Playing catch or shooting hoops with your children could help protect their bones.

Researchers in Sweden followed nearly 2,500 kids for six years.

Some of the kids got 40 minutes of daily exercise at school but many others had far less physical activity.

Children who got more exercise suffered fewer broken bones and had an increase in spine bone mineral density.