Calcium intake is important at any age to continually develop healthy bones. Menopausal women especially need to ensure they are getting enough calcium from their diets. Sufficient vitamin D is equally important since it helps the body to absorb needed calcium.
Calcium intake is extremely important to overall well-being. Calcium is needed to build a healthy framework of bones, teeth, muscles, cells, and nerves. Recommended intake for adults is one-thousand (1000) milligrams each day.
Individuals in the forties (40s) and fifties (50s) are only one age range which suffers from joint pain. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-fourth (1/4) of the adult population suffer from chronic discomfort.
Osteoporosis is common among women as well as some men. Women are at increased risk during menopause. This disease intensifies the possibility of bone fractures which can result in serious consequences. Risk factors include lower levels of physical activity, decreased calcium with vitamin D intake, small body frame, smoking, depression, among other risk factors.
Even small amounts of physical activity can improve bone health in pre-menopausal women, according to a research study released in Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Increasing physical activities in small intervals were shown to reduce sclerostin in the body, providing a positive effect on bone health.
Every day we hear about the benefits of a single vitamin or mineral, and this may give us the false idea that each nutrient is acting independently. For example, plenty of research studies show that vitamin D is good for bone health, so some people think that’s all they need. Or, maybe they add some calcium and think that’s enough. One problem is that research studies are designed to isolate a single nutrient or may
A research study from Tufts University in Boston compared traditional physical therapy to Tai Chi for relief for aging knee joints. The relief of symptoms was similar with Tai Chi or physical therapy, and the relief was maintained a year later. This is good news because Tai Chi has several other benefits. Previous research studies have shown that Tai Chi decreases risk of falls and also promotes psychological well-be
As more is learned about excessive vitamins and minerals, it’s best to avoid mega-doses. This means paying attention to the amounts consumed in fortified foods and beverages along with avoiding megadoses in your supplements.
Did you know that menopause can mean a loss of bone mass? All women go through menopause at some point, but there are steps you can take to prevent excessive bone loss. Without taking precautions, menopausal women are at high risk of weak bones that interfere with an active lifestyle or lead to broken bones. Why do we lose bone during menopause? Estrogen plays a big part in preserving calcium in the body and preventi
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.