Your bones are an amazing marvel of design. They give shape to your body, provide levers for movement and protect your inner organs.
Basically, your bones keep you from collapsing into a puddle on the floor. 😉
One of the truly remarkable qualities of our bones is the ability to continuously break down old bone and replace it with new bone.
When we’re young, our body makes new bone faster than it breaks down the old bone so we are able to naturally build bone mass.
Unfortunately, around age 30, we have achieved our peak bone mass and the process of breaking down and rebuilding our bones becomes less efficient.
If the bone tissue starts to break down faster than it can regenerate, the risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis increases significantly.
Osteoporosis often has no early symptoms. Once the disease progresses, it can eventually lead to an increased risk for fractures, changes in posture, pain and loss of height.
While both men and women can develop osteoporosis, women are far more likely to experience bone loss, especially during and after menopause.
Other factors that can increase the likelihood of developing osteoporosis are heavy alcohol intake, smoking and lack of weight bearing exercises.
Now for the good news! Protecting your bone health is easier than you think and it’s never too late to start.
While there are a variety of treatment options, prevention is the key to stopping the progression of bone loss.
Making lifestyle changes, incorporating regular exercise and eating a balanced diet can go a long way toward preventing bone loss but, if you’d like to learn more, you can sign up for MORE Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis and Bone Health 2.0.
This FREE online summit starts on March 27th and runs through April 2nd. There will be over 50 expert interviews sharing the latest research about:
*the root causes of bone loss
*safe exercises to strengthen your bones
*nutrition and supplements for strong bones
*cooking demonstrations of bone healthy meals
*movement practices for balance
And so much more!
Osteoporosis does not have to be a “normal” part of aging. Prevention is the key so if you’re ready to take charge of your bone health, I hope you’ll join this summit and find out what you can do to protect and strengthen your bones.
Once you understand how diet, physical activity and lifestyle factors affect your bone mass, you can begin your journey toward naturally improving your bone health.