So when I was about 14-22 years old, I was an avid skateboarder. It was something I was very passionate about. Something happened and I stopped doing it. I picked up bad habits that some young adults pick up and the things I once cared about fell by the wayside. I ditched those habits and went back to school at 25. Now I am 32 and have completed my degrees and have a decent job. I have a lot of time on my hands now that I finished grad school (40-hour work weeks are a joke by comparison). About a month ago I started skateboarding again on the weekends. It made me really happy to be doing something that I once loved so much again. Then I fell. It was a simple fall. Nothing glorious or risky. It was equivalent to walking in your driveway and then slipping on ice or wet leaves. I fell forward and put my right hand out instinctively and much to my horror, when I made contact with the ground, it broke! Is this really what happens as we age? Or am I just malnourished? I have felt the past few years that my wrists are on the weak side, but this is ridiculous. I need to find a way to shape up a little. I have no intent of not skateboarding again, but I can't have my wrists breaking every time I fall. And I will fall again. And I will not be able to avoid sticking my hands outs every time I do. It's just too natural. I am going back to the specialist in a week. I am going to ask for his thoughts on preventative care. But I am thinking of starting swimming when the cast comes off. And then some sort of weight training (starting small of course). And thoughts or similar experiences?