The month of May is National Osteoporosis Month, and we at Bel Marra have all the information you need about the condition. Experiencing constant joint pain and stiffness can be a real bother, providing a lot of grief to the elderly. So, to help you out, we have rounded up some of our best articles talking about the most effective osteoporosis diet plan, effective osteoporosis natural treatments, and information on osteoporosis fractures and how to better protect yourself.
Osteoporosis diet plan: Foods to eat and avoid
In osteoporosis prevention, diet plays a crucial role along with exercise. While growing up, you probably didn’t think too much about eating foods that could prevent osteoporosis. Sure, you enjoyed dairy products, but you’d be the first to agree that it had more to do with taste than with bone health. Now that you’re older, your doctor might have expressed some concerns about your bones. You might even have heard him mention the word osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become brittle and fragile because of bone loss. Even minor injuries are harder to recover from with osteoporosis. Preventing osteoporosis is key to avoiding injury and disability and continuing to live an active life. Continue reading…
Specific exercises to promote bone health and combat osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bone weakness and subsequently increases the risk of developing bone fractures. While it is commonly associated with elderly women, it can happen to men as well. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis is a serious public health concern affecting more than 200 million people worldwide.
A new study that the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology recently published shows that in men, long-term weight-bearing exercises decrease sclerostin, a protein made in the bone, and increases IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1), a hormone associated with bone growth. Continue reading…
Osteoporosis fractures: Exercises and their benefits in reducing bone fracture risk
Over 50 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and bone fractures, making prevention methods a focus and putting exercise benefits in the spotlight.
A recent hip hop study—no not the music, we literally mean hopping—has shed some light on how to reduce fracture risk, specifically fractures from osteoporosis. The study, conducted through a special mapping technique at the University of Cambridge, demonstrated that just two minutes of hopping per day could strengthen hip bones and reduce the risk of fractures after a fall. Continue reading…
Osteoporosis fractures more common in women but deadlier in men
Men are at a higher risk of mortality after suffering from an osteoporosis-related fracture than women, according to research conducted by the University of California, San Francisco. Osteoporosis affects 44 million Americans and contributes to two million fractures annually, mainly because it causes the bones to weaken and become brittle. The majority of osteoporosis fractures occur in female patients; however, this new study has found that these fractures may be deadlier in men.
Lead author Dr. Alan Zhang explained, “Although women are more likely to sustain an initial, osteoporosis-related ‘fragility fracture,’ men have similar rates of incurring a subsequent fracture and are at greater risk for mortality after these injuries.” Continue reading…
Can osteoporosis be reversed? 14 natural ways to treat osteoporosis
Concerned about your bone health? You should be. The sooner you start the better. Your risk for osteoporosis, where your bones become fragile and porous, has a lot to do with the bone mass you’ve developed in your 20s and 30s and what you’ve done to prevent losing that bone mass later on. Bones, like the rest of our body parts, are living material. They’re in a constant state of remodeling, breaking down and building up.
Interesting tidbit: Physiologists say we create about 11 skeletons over the full course of our lifetimes. So, our bodies work hard to keep our bones healthy. There are simple lifestyle changes you can make to reduce bone loss naturally—and it starts with foods for strong bones. Continue reading…