Some circumstances in life increase the risk factors for osteoporosis, a condition where your bones have lost density and you are more likely to suffer a bone fracture. While some of these things are within your control, others are not.
But by knowing which ones you can control, you can talk to your doctor about an osteoporosis prevention plan. There are risk factors for osteoporosis that are both uncontrollable and controllable.
From a young age, most of us are told that it’s important to eat healthy and maintain a healthy weight that’s in proportion to our height. None of us want to live shorter lives and eating healthier can help you to live longer.
We all sometimes go a bit overboard with our eating. Everybody is guilty of eating too much at one point or another. Sometimes we go to a party or a BBQ and end up eating way too much. Indulging every once in a while isn’t bad for you, but regular overeating can shorten your lifespan significantly.
Bone health is something most people don’t start worrying about until they have already lost a significant amount of bone density already. In light of this, we should thinking about better bone health much earlier than most of us do.
Osteoporosis is a condition where a significant amount of bone density has been lost over time, making the bones brittle and subject to breakage. If or when you get osteoporosis depends in large part on how much bone mass you have before the decline starts.
It makes sense that the more bone mass you have in the beginning, the longer it will take to lose it to the point where you are diagnosed as having osteoporosis, if you develop it at all.
Can Weight Loss And Fitness Really Affect Your Life?
Are you tired of exercising, tired of watching what you eat, and tired of thinking about what’s healthy all the time? Well, you’re not alone. Almost everyone gets tired of weight loss and fitness at one time or another.
Some people start feeling like this after restrictive dieting for a long period of time. Some people feel like this after their exercise routine has become stale and boring, or it’s something that they just hate doing. You may even be questioning whether fitness and a healthy diet can really extend your life, and if it’s worth it to keep going.
We all know how important bone health is for every day life. Without healthy bones, things like sports become impossible. Likewise, if your bones aren’t healthy, then daily tasks like getting out of bed in the mornings or cleaning the house will become extremely difficult.
Unfortunately, a lot of people realize this too late and they start desperately trying to improve their bone health when they are older. But, the thing about healthy bones is that you need to start looking after them when you’re young.
So, if you have children, then you’re going to want to make sure that you take steps to protect their bones now so that their bones remain healthy when they get older.
Osteoporosis, known as the ‘silent disease’, is a medical condition where your bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. It’s called the silent disease because it doesn’t exhibit symptoms like other diseases to tell you there is something wrong.
Many times people don’t find out they have it until they fracture a bone or happen to get a bone scan test.
By then, a considerable amount of bone density could have been lost without the individual knowing about it. However, there can be some telltale signs to warn you about this silent disease if you’re aware of what to watch for.
Studies repeatedly show that exercising is not only good for our physical health but you can exercise to feel good mentally.
When we start to exercise, our heart starts to beat faster. Our brain interprets the increased heart rate as part of a “flight-or-fight” response to an impending danger. To protect itself, and the rest of your body in preparation of the upcoming danger, it releases a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) along with endorphins.
Many people get exercise wrong the older they get. Why? Because they often stop altogether. A lot of people stop exercise after 50. This is one of the worst things you can do to your body, especially at a time when exercise is needed more than ever.
The aging process hastens breakdown of muscle and connective tissue, and will leave you immobile if you sit there and do nothing about it.
Already over 50? No problem, you can still take matters into hand now and prevent an unfortunate outcome. Read on to discover how to exercise after 50 years old and what you should be incorporating into your fitness plan.
5 Simple Reasons Why You Might Be Too Tired To Exercise
What are the two most commonly used excuses for skipping a workout or not exercising at all? “I don’t have time” and “I’m too tired to exercise”.
In reality, everyone has the time, it’s just a matter of making exercising a priority in your daily life. Three 10-minutes sessions are just as good (if not better) than one 30-minute one.
However, when it comes to not having enough energy to exercise, that can be a legitimate and real excuse. Here are 5 simple reasons why you might be too tired to exercise and how you can overcome them.
As you get older, it’s more important than ever to take care of your health and stay active for as long as possible. The great news is that you can maintain and even improve your health with strength training.