People who are at risk for osteoporosis are more likely to get diagnosed with the disease. Below you will find several reasons why you might be at risk: 1. Osteoporosis affects people of all ages, but the older you are the more likely you are to be diagnosed. 2. Osteoporosis is more common in women than men. According to NOF.org, “If you’re a woman, your risk of breaking a hip from osteoporosis is equal to your combi
Ten million Americans have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens a person’s bones and causes them to break. A person with osteoporosis can break a bone from a minor fall or simply from bumping into a counter or table. The follows tips below can help to prevent osteoporosis as well as improve bone health: 1. Avoid smoking and drinking excessively. 2. Exercising daily with weights hel
Join us in celebrating National Osteoporosis Month this May by taking action to Break Free from Osteoporosis! Below are seven tips to help you prevent falls: 1. Keep your floors clutter-free! Removing loose wires, cords, and throw rugs can help prevent your next fall. 2. Exercising daily can help keep your muscles strong and improve your balance. 3. Install grab bars and a nonskid rubber mat in the shower or bathtub.
Ingredients: 2 cups pitted and halved dark red cherries 2 cups cooked Quinoa 1/2 cup wild rice 1 cup chopped raw kale 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup chopped raw or sprouted nuts-almonds, cashews or pecans Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced Directions: 1. Soak quinoa at least 15 minutes to remove the bitter coating. 2
The information below can help to avoid osteoporosis for people who feel at risk. There is no cure to osteoporosis, but there are steps you can take to prevent, slow or stop its progress. Consider the following facts: • Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help slow or stop the loss of bone mass and help prevent fractures. • Quit smoking and keep your alcohol intake to no more than two drinks per day. •
According to the Wall Street Journal, men are the new target for osteoporosis treatment because many aren’t getting the care they need. When a person breaks their wrist from falling down, this is called a “fragility fracture”. This is often an early sign of weak bones, but the term – fragility fracture – may be misleading because people who break their wrist often tell the doctor that they “took a hard fa
Spring has finally arrived! After months of being cooped up inside and longing for the temperatures to warm up, our wait is officially over, and now it’s time to get outside and get active. Strengthening your bones doesn’t have to be a challenge, start slow and try some of these simple outdoor activities. These are perfect to do with your neighbors, family and friends. Enjoy! 1. Take a long walk around th
We often read about how adequate exercise and other nutrients in addition to vitamin D are important for bone health, but we rarely hear about specific bones facts. Below you will find important information about your bones. Making yourself aware of your potential bone risk can help to avoid a broken bone or fracture. A broken bone for any reason between the ages of 20 and 50 increases the risk of a broken bone after
Virtually all animals that live on land have bones or shells to provide support against gravity. We often think of our bones as being lifeless, like the dinosaur skeletons we see in museums, but your bones are living organs that are very important for your health. Here are some things you may not know about your bones: Your bones can bend! In fact, they should bend a little to absorb shock and decrease impact when wa
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.