Isn’t it so comforting to know that there are ways to lengthen your health span? And many of them are not that complicated at all.
In this post Biomarker #9, which is You Bone Density
Although age relates to a decrease in mineral content of the bones– POOR dietary habits, hormonal changes in women after menopause, deficient calcium absorption and a SEDENTARY lifestyle play roles as well.
If you have been reading these past several posts I’m guessing by now you are realizing how important exercise is!!
Osteoporosis is NOT a necessary or normal component of aging.
Research has shown that there is a 1% bone loss per year! Increasing your calcium intake alone is RARELY enough!
It is scary to know that 2 weeks of complete bed rest can cause as much calcium loss from bones as a whole year of aging!! Even having a patient stand helps slow that calcium loss!!
The “Biomarkers” believe that a brisk walk is a critical ingredient for preventing the development of osteoporosis!!
It is accepted in the medical field that stress placed on bones reportedly causes it to get stronger, rather than weakening it. I don’t know about you, but that makes sense to me… Just like a muscle ‘if you don’t use it you lose it’.
Are you getting in enough exercise?
“Biomakers” has a program that gives us more info as to what will make a big difference… but as you can see here, it doesn’t have to be huge changes, although the bigger the effort in terms of exercise the better the results you will have.