One in three women over age 50 suffers a fracture due to osteoporosis, a condition that causes fragile bones, according to a report issued by the International Osteoporosis Foundation in October 2013. Although osteoporosis itself causes no symptoms, it raises the risk of a bone fracture, which can be painful
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The Female Athlete Triad: The Connection Between Low Energy, Menstrual Irregularities, and Low Bone Mass
Low energy, menstrual dysfunction, and poor bone health are collectively called the female athlete triad, and they can put you at risk for bone-related injuries.
Of all the classic osteoporosis symptoms of the spine, the possibility of “hunchback” should motivate you to a prevention strategy. No matter your age or bone density, there’s much you can do now…
We tend to think of exercise’s main benefits as keeping our weight down and maintaining good cardiovascular health. But we can add six more reasons why older adults should exercise regularly: 1) better overall health, 2) improved attention and 3) conflict resolution skills, 4) reduced risk of cognitive impairment, 5)
While this marvelous “relaxation” mineral calms so many body functions, health experts estimate half of the US population is deficient. Review these low magnesium symptoms to see if it could be causing a health challenge for you.
Q: I got rid of my slippery throw rugs and rearranged my furniture so I won’t trip. What else can I do to protect myself from falls at home?
A: The steps you have already taken are important ones. Likewise, make sure the rooms, stairs, and hallways in your home are
Plants and Phytonutrients
When you were growing up, your mother may have told you to “eat your vegetables”—and that’s still good advice when you are older. Vegetables occupy more space on Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults than any other food group for good reasons. In all of the various rating systems
Taking the First Steps
If you’re ready to get more active, start by thinking about what sounds like fun. Remember when you were a kid and it was fun to play hopscotch, jump rope, or ride your bicycle with your neighborhood friends? Most likely you didn’t think about the fact that
Nutrition Gives You an Edge
Healthy eating habits can help keep you energized and ready to be active. What, when, and how much you eat can greatly affect your ability to perform different physical activities, not to mention your ability to maintain good health. The composition of your meals and snacks,
Here’s another reason to make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D: A recent Tufts study suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be associated with greater risk of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Compared to those with adequate blood levels of vitamin D, participants low in the “sunshine vitamin” were twice