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What Is a DEXA Scan?

What Is a DEXA Scan?

A DEXA scan (also written as DXA scan) is what health professionals call dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. A test that measures the strength of your bones as you age, a DEXA scan is necessary for certain individuals because the body manufactures bone less efficiently as we get older.

Research suggests that not

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion

Appendix I: Glossary

Achilles tendinitis: inflammation of the Achilles tendon causing pain along the back of the leg near the heel.
Aerobic physical activity: activity, such as walking, in which the body’s large muscles move in a rhythmic manner for a sustained period of time Also called endurance activity, aerobic physical activity improves cardiorespiratory

Appendix I: Glossary

abdominals (abs): the muscles that support the area of the body between the chest and the pelvis
aerobic exercise: physical activity that increases the intake of oxygen and improves the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
balance: the even distribution of weight that enables a person to remain upright and steady; also called equilibrium
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Appendix I: Glossary

abdominals (abs): the muscles that support the area of the body between the chest and the pelvis
aerobic exercise: physical activity that increases the intake of oxygen and improves the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
atrophy: a decrease in the size of a muscle or muscle fiber
balance: the even distribution of weight that

Appendix I: Glossary

abdominals (abs): the muscles that support the area of the body between the chest and the pelvis
aerobic: needing oxygen for physical activity
aerobic exercise: physical activity that increases the intake of oxygen, and improves the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
balance: the even distribution of weight that enables a person to remain upright

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