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About Your Bone Health!

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Although we tend to take them for granted, our bones are the structural foundation for all of our body's functions. We've all heard about osteoporosis and it's damaging consequences, and most adults over fifty are at risk.

Now for the good news! There are many effective ways to improve and maintain bone health as you age. We're here to guide you through the steps and strategies to improve your bone health.

Did you know that... 

  • Osteopenia/osteoporosis affects approximately 61 million men and women over the age of 50 in the U.S.?

  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will experience an osteoporotic fracture?

  • Osteoporosis is the most common bone disease that occurs in men and women of all races.  When left undetected or poorly treated, osteoporosis can cause serious consequences, such as fractures.  Even though osteoporosis can be treated with medications, proper nutrition and exercise can help prevent osteoporosis from getting worse, or even better, occurring in the first place.  Click here to see some of the best exercises for your bones.

What we are reading: An authoritative summary by the International Osteoporosis Foundation Facts and Statistics 

What we are practicing: Breath

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