Building Strong Bones

Hormones and Bones

Did you know that osteoporosis is becoming more common in menopausal women and in men over the age of 50?? Osteoporosis is when your bones weaken and thin, and become prone to fracture. This can often result in a debilitating hip fracture, among other things. No one likes to be cooped up with a broken hip!

Weight bearing exercises are a great way to get your body to build stronger bone. Weight bearing exercises are the type of exercises that puts pressure/stress on your bones. Good examples are walking or using weight machines. Also, you want to be sure that you get adequate calcium and Vitamin D3; these are key ingredients for your bone matrix. There are several other vitamins/minerals that are critical to bone health.

Proper hormone balance also helps your bones to be strong. Estrogen
, Progesterone, and Testosterone are all critical for strong bones. (Both men and women) The misconception is that these hormones are just sex hormones, but in actuality they havea numerous functions in your body. Hormonal balance, proper nutrition, and good exercise all help you to build strong bones and prevent unnecessary fractures and disability.

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