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Strengthen Your Bones With Weight-Bearing Exercise

If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that increase your odds of fracturing a bone. The good news is, doing simple exercises a few days a week can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.

“The effect of exercise on bone

3. Causes of Back Pain

Back pain has a wide range of presentations and causes. Pain differs widely from person to person for reasons that are puzzling. This makes back pain one of the most challenging conditions for both the patient and healthcare provider.
Some individuals feel a constant ache across their lower back when

Reduce Fracture Risk With Resistance Exercises

If you’re a woman, your bone mass peaked at about age 30, and it’s probably been declining since you went through menopause. As bone mass decreases, the chances of breaking a bone rise—and breaking a bone can be a life-changing event. For example, a hip fracture can mean many months

2. Getting Ready

Before you begin, you should be aware of guidelines that will make your workouts productive and safe. The suggestions that follow come from weight training experts, hospitals, universities, and organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine.

Get the approval of your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Among the health

2. Before You Begin

Before beginning any new fitness program, including resistance training, check with your doctor. Explain what the program will involve in terms of exercise type, intensity, instruction, and supervision. You will likely get one of these three responses, although not with these exact words:

Great. It’ll be good for you.
Go with the

2. Choices & Guidelines

Fitness programs, including those that have a flexibility component, are available in a variety of formats. They are in books, magazines, online, on DVDs, and at health clubs, churches, hospitals, colleges/universities, senior centers, YMCAs/YWCAs, golf and tennis clubs, municipal recreation departments, and neighborhood fitness centers.
Enroll in programs for groups or

3. Falls and Loss of Mobility—Underlying Causes

Many of these underlying conditions are familiar. Others are not as well known, but can be just as debilitating. Here’s the list, in the order they are discussed.

Loss of hearing
Diminished vision
Cognitive disorders
Balance disorders
Geriatric dizziness
Stroke
Diabetes
Peripheral neuropathy
Orthopaedic injuries and procedures
Osteoporosis
Arthritis
Diet
Obesity
Metabolic syndrome
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Medications

Loss of hearing
Most of us don’t necessarily make the connection

A Guide to Osteoporosis Medications

According to research published online January 1, 2014 in the New England Journal of Medicine, a new drug called romosozumab may offer hope for the treatment of osteoporosis. The drug works by freeing the body’s ability to stimulate bone production by blocking signals that naturally inhibit bone formation. According to

Managing Hip OA With a Hands-On Approach

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition for many over the age of 60. Yet, for some the condition is genetic, making it unavoidable.
Dawn Fuller of Cleveland, Ohio, understands how heredity plays a role in her joint health. With a brother who underwent two total hip replacements in his early 40s,

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