Category Archives: Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis – Exercises to build bone strength & balance

Osteoporosis Exercises to build bone strength & balance

In the final of my Osteoporosis series I look at exercises that will help to build bone strength, balance and muscle mass.  Our bones become brittle and less dense as we age but we can improve this with regular and specific exercises. Why include Strength & Balance Workouts? I have previously written several posts on Strength Training, The Importance of… Read more »

What you should be eating to reduce the risk of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis Foods to Prevent the Risk

Although Osteoporosis is known as the silent disease because there are no symptoms, it doesn’t mean you can’t try to prevent it.  Apart from exercising there are vitamins and minerals found in our foods which can assist in improving bone strength.  There are also some that we should avoid. What foods should I include in my diet? Foods that contain… Read more »

Osteoporosis – Ways to maintain bone strength

Osteoporosis Ways to Maintain Bone Strength

Just because we age doesn’t mean we will suffer from Osteoporosis even if your bone density test shows risk.  There are ways to maintain bone strength and reduce the risk of Osteoporosis. It is never too early to start and the Mayo Clinic suggests that our bones peak density is in our 30’s.  So what do we do if we… Read more »

How is Osteoporosis Diagnosed?

Osteoporosis How it is diagnosed

Osteoporosis is often called the ‘silent disease’ because there are no symptoms, although there are risk factors we can look for.  It can only be diagnosed by undergoing a bone density test which is done before any bones are broken.  The test shows the density of our bones and the chance of breaking a bone.  As previously mentioned, as we… Read more »