Prevention is the key
What can you do to promote bone health?
The test measures the density of your bones and can show bone loss, osteoporosis and your chances of fracture.
What is the treatment for Osteopenia/ Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects women, causing weakness of the bones, increasing the risk of sudden and unexpected fractures. Osteoporosis means "porous bone,". This disease results in an increased loss of bone mass and strength. The disease often progresses without any symptoms or pain.
1.Menopause- estrogen protects your bone. As women age, our estrogen levels decrease, which can lead to bone loss.
2. Excessive alcohol intake
4.INACTIVITY- DO YOU SEE A CORRELATION HERE WITH ALMOST EVERY DISEASE?
5. Family history
Symptoms of Osteoporosis
1.No symptoms until a fracture occurs
3.Loss of height
4. Curved back
5. Hunched posture
More facts to come!
1. Don't smoke
2. Avoid heavy alcohol use
3. Maintain a healthy weight
4. Keep your blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol under control
5. If you are currently taking medications to treat these diseases, stay consistent, don't miss doses.
5. GET UP AND MOVE
There are things we are not able to modify for example your age, race or genetic predisposition for certain diseases and conditions, but we can modify how we eat and exercise.
Now most people hate the word exercise, because it takes too much work and after a long hard day, you want to rest, but if I tell you it can help you reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, therfore reducing your cardiovascular risks, will you believe me?
For the next 25 days, I CHALLENGE YOU TO MOVE!
You can walk, ZUMBA, Tae Bo, stationary bike, treadmill, elliptical, OR do Xtreme workout with Phil.
The goal is 30 minutes a day
3 minutes an hour x 10 hours
15 minutes of movement twice a day
Now, if you haven't been exercising for the past year, begin with 5 minutes a day and add 5 minutes every day until you are doing 30 minutes a day.