Maintaining joint health is crucial at any age. Neglecting your joints can result in stiffness, strains, sprains, dislocations and arthritis. Thankfully, avoiding joint injuries is possible with the proper care and lifestyle choices. Fitness If you have chronic joint pain, there are some joint relieving exercises that you can benefit from. It is important to balance low and high impact cardio. Start with walking, ell
The Paleo Diet craze has grown over the past thirty years since an article about it was published in the New England Journal of Medicine. This is also called the Paleolithic Diet or Caveman Diet, and has been described as a diet based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by early humans, consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excluding dairy or grain products and processed food. An
“Boost Vitamin D to Avoid Injury” The quote above is from the headline of a Wall Street Journal article published on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. While vitamin D is very important, the Institute for Better Bone Health has long recognized this and has emphasized that vitamin D is not the only nutrient that helps strengthen bones and ligaments. Higher vitamin D levels are associated with fewer fractures during training f
You’re on a long car ride and now it’s time to take a break and “stretch your legs”. You were comfortable in the car, but when you stand up and take those first few steps…ouch and ooof! Is this normal? Does that mean you have something wrong with your joints? Are you getting old? Actually, the answer to each of these questions might be “yes” depending on your circumstances and the amount of stiffness you experi
As we come into the New Year and reflect on 2015, we present you with our top posts of the year. These articles are filled with valuable information to help you achieve optimal bone health in years to come.
Like many people, you may have made a New Year’s resolution to work harder on improving your health. Unfortunately, many of those resolutions will fade away in a few weeks. Research shows that only 8% of people actually achieve their goals, but you can improve your chances of success with some simple tricks. 1. Write down your goals and put them where you will see them often. There is good evidence that people who ta
Hands are amazing, but we often take them for granted until they get stiff or sore. The thumb by itself allows us to do things that other creatures cannot do, and the upright posture separates humans from monkeys and apes who also have thumbs. The upright posture freed our hands so humans can use both hands more freely. The free use of our hands allowed humans to start using tools while gaining brain power and creati
The benefits of olive oil are legendary and the benefits of the Mediterranean diet are becoming more accepted. However, the past emphasis on avoiding butter seems to be misplaced as researchers are learn more about the benefits of butter. The fact that butter is back doesn’t mean you should load up on this delicious dairy product. It also doesn’t mean that you should choose any type of butter in the grocery store. Bu
It’s only natural for us to get stressed every once in a while, but long-term stress can damage your bones, as well as your overall health. With short-term stress comes a release of cortisol, a chemical that gives the brain and body a physical boost. Experiencing this for an extended period of time can cause multiple complications that work against your bone health, such as decreased bone density. To prevent anxiety
Institute for Better Bone Health (I.B.B.H.) is a leading organization for the natural care of bone and joint health, founded by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles T. Price. The Institute’s BoneHealthNow blog is an additional online resource for consumers on how to lead a bone and joint-healthy life, addressing such topics as nutrition, exercise and treatment options.