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