Part 5: Exercise to Build Bone Density

 

Moving right along in our osteoporosis series, we’ve begun discussing lifestyle changes to reduce our risk of low bone density and fractures.

Today let’s discuss exercise. Continue reading “Part 5: Exercise to Build Bone Density”

Part 4: How Not to Break Your Bones.

Our series on osteoporosis/low bone density continues…

We will begin to look at lifestyles changes we can make to reduce our risk of osteoporosis and prevent fractures, which is Continue reading “Part 4: How Not to Break Your Bones.”

Bone Density Pt 2: Testing and Diagnosis

 

Last time, we discussed the risk factors for low bone mineral density leading to osteoporosis. Click here-Low Bone Density Risk Factors If you have many of these risk factors you may want to talk to your doctor about getting tested before the standard screening age. How do they determine what’s going on with your bones?

While there may be some outward signs that your bone may be thinning such as Continue reading “Bone Density Pt 2: Testing and Diagnosis”

Low Bone Density: Who’s at Risk?

Some of you were curious about osteoporosis and how to help yourself. After all, low bone mineral density leading to bone fractures can be not only debilitating, but deadly.

While it is most common in women, men and children can also have low bone density. Continue reading “Low Bone Density: Who’s at Risk?”

Potassium

 

If you have high blood pressure, you’ve probably been told to eat more potassium. As you nosh on the obligatory banana, how much do you know about this mineral? It is important for so much more than blood pressure. Continue reading “Potassium”

Your Habits When You’re Young Put Your Bones at Risk When You’re Older

Some people have low bone mass even at their peak which is roughly age 30. What factors can cause this? How does it affect your bones and their future?

1/2 of your total body calcium stores are made during puberty. Dietary and lifestyle habits are important at this age!

Did you know men can have low bone density as well?  It just happens to women earlier.

Your body is  building bone during childhood, through the teenage years and Continue reading “Your Habits When You’re Young Put Your Bones at Risk When You’re Older”