Just Say No To Osteoporosis

Interesting fact that I learned…..

Poor nutrition and lack of physical activity contributes to osteoporosis. Continue reading please!

What is osteoporosis?

Isn’t that an old person’s disease? LOL

To that I say….

One, don't make me slap you!

And two, we all hopefully will be old one day.

However, osteoporosis is a condition of reduced bone mineral density, weakening of bone tissue, bone structure and strength, which can increase our risk of bone fractures. Impacting our ability doing the things we love to do and quality of life.

Osteoporosis and low bone mass are currently estimated to be a major public health threat for almost 54 million U.S. women and men aged 50 and older (based on 2010 data). Among the 54 million, 10.2 million adults are estimated to have osteoporosis, of which more than 80% were women. Another thing that women have to deal with….who dealt this hand?

Anyways, there are two types of osteoporosis; type 1 (primary) and type 2 (secondary).

Type 1 is associated with the normal aging process and is attributable to a lower production of estrogen and progesterone. Type 2 is caused by specific medical conditions or lifestyle choices that disrupt normal bone reformation. This includes alcohol abuse, smoking, specific diseases and/or medications.


The good news…osteoporosis (both types) are treatable! But prevention is key. Living a healthy lifestyle; including a well balanced diet, structured physical activity, reduction of alcohol intake, no smoking, consistent annual wellness check-ups and practicing self care. Also, eating foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D is important.

As far as physical activity; you need weight-bearing exercise, such as weight training, walking, hiking, jogging, climbing stairs, tennis, and possibly dancing. We all should dance!

Another reason to jump on the health train friends!

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