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Avoid Injury When You Exercise

About 27 percent of adults age 65 and older don’t exercise, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The study (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Sept. 15, 2016) revealed that the numbers are even worse for people age 75 and older: thirty-five percent

What Is Osteoporosis?

What Is Osteoporosis?

It’s a question that should concern all women: “What is osteoporosis?” Yet it also should concern men, who may not be aware they also could be at risk for the disease.
What Is Osteoporosis? It Starts With an Imbalance
You may not realize that your bones—like all your body tissues—are metabolically active,

10 Tips to Fight Osteoporosis

Because 70 percent of our bone destiny is due to heredity, you’re at greater risk for osteoporosis if you have a family history of the disease—but that doesn’t mean you can’t help shape the health of your bones.

We actively build bone until our mid-20s, then we start to slowly lose

Physical Activity Decreases Risks of Breast Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation

Recent research shows that, when a woman exercises regularly, she may lower her risks of invasive breast cancer and atrial fibrillation. Other benefits of being active include cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal, and psychological advantages, as well as improved sleep and weight control.

For good health, the importance of moving your body cannot

Limit Foods and Beverages That Can Weaken Bones

You know that foods rich in calcium, vitamin D and protein help build strong bones, but there are some foods and beverages that will do just the opposite. Certain ingredients in everyday foods and drinks can diminish bone density and increase your risk of osteoporosis.
“For better bone health, limit alcohol,

Dos and Don’ts for Strengthening Bones If You Have Osteoporosis

If you’ve lost bone mass due to osteoporosis, you need to do all you can to preserve and build the bone you have.
This means regularly engaging in an exercise program that includes resistance and balance training, as well as low-to-moderate intensity aerobic activity, depending on the severity of

Eating for Better Bone Health

Women are three times more likely than men to have osteoporosis—weak, fragile bones that contribute to a higher risk of fractures. Women need to make sure their diets contain enough bone-building foods, since diet is the primary source of the building materials for bones. And, it’s also important to make

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