Osteoporosis Prevention Strategies
Osteoporosis prevention strategies to safely and effectively prevent osteoporosis, osteopenia, and low bone density. In this section I cover every thing from suggested equipment you can use in your workout, articles on bone structure, bone density and bone quality, nutrition, osteoporosis exercises, and other topics.
Two new research studies show that the amount of fat and muscle in the body influences bone health – specifically bone strength. In a nutshell, less muscle and more fat are both correlated with bone loss. A higher level of bone loss, in turn, leads to a reduction in bone strength. The good news is that [...]
I have had several clients contact me recently about their DEXA (Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) bone densitometry test. A number of people become concerned when they take a second DEXA test and find that their scores have shown a reduction in bone mineral density.
A fall can lead to a downward spiral in the health and quality of life of a senior. The statistics about falls by elderly people are alarming. Fifty percent of older people living in long-term care facilities and over thirty percent of independent living older adults fall at least once a year. Falls cause ninety percent [...]
There has been significant growth in the population of immigrants to western countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia. In addition, the composition of the immigrant profile in these and other Western countries has undergone considerable change. Certain ethnic groups are subject to unique challenges when it comes to osteoporosis [...]
I have seen some instances where bone density tests generate what looks like strange, inconsistent and hard to understand results. Individuals can high bone density scores in one area of their body and have low results in other parts. This is not unusual among people who have been very active in certain sports and activities.
On May 9, 2012 the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published (in the online version of The New England Journal of Medicine) an analysis it has completed on the long-term use of bisphosphonates in post-menopausal women. According to the FDA, while bisphosphonate therapy has demonstrated “efficacy in preventing fractures in registration trials lasting 3 [...]
November is Osteoporosis month and I was invited to the morning news show, CTV Morning Live, to talk about the role exercise plays in osteoporosis prevention. It was a great opportunity to reach a wide audience and let them know about the importance of exercise in the prevention and management of osteoporosis, as well as [...]
Working with a qualified health professional who knows how to assess your needs and design a safe and effective osteoporosis exercises can be one of the most important health decisions you will make. A good starting point for many people is to take an osteoporosis exercise education program in their community. Education is key to [...]
Osteoporosis exercise and education classes are a low cost way to start an osteoporosis exercise program. However, you want to make sure that the person leading the class is qualified to instruct.
Do you want to know the best type of exercises for building stronger bones? Which Yoga and Pilates poses are unsafe? How your improved posture will make you look 10 years younger? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to attend Stop the Stoop – my Osteoporosis Exercise and Education Seminar in [...]