How to keep your bones healthy and strong

How important is Calcium and strong bones and what is the missing link?

Are you worried that your bones aren’t as strong as they can be?

Are you concerned about getting Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis?

Let’s start with the basics here, what is Osteoporosis?

In simple terms, Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken

to the point where they can break easily. This one is a sneaky disease

because it can sneak up on you and you may not notice until you break a

bone. After our mid 30's, this balance is shifted and we begin to gradually

lose more bone than we replace. 

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints. Aging typically causes some

damage to the cartilage and I would also argue posture and poor body

mechanics too. As your cartilage gets thinner, the underlying bone gets

injured.  This can cause pain, limited movement and stiffness of the

joints, which is the most common.

 At least 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men will break a bone due

to osteoporosis in their lifetime (Canadian facts)

 Fragility fractures represent 80% of all fractures in menopausal

women over the age of 50

 Fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack,

stroke and breast cancer combined

What’s one thing you can do right now to lessen your chances of getting

Osteoarthritis? EXERCISE. C’mon you knew I was going to say that one right?

Working with a trained health professional is key here because just any exercise