Weight Bearing Exercise for Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a bone-weakening disorder that can result in fractures most commonly of the hip and spine.  Of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about eight million or 80% are women. Protecting yourself and your bones later in life should be a priority.  Eating bone building foods and getting the right exercise can help… Read more »

The Best Nutrients for Bone Health

Osteoporosis and low bone mineral density affects millions of Americans. The majority of adults don’t get enough daily exercise and have insufficient intake of vitamin D and calcium. Many people are aware that vitamin D, calcium and exercise are essential for good bone health. However, many people are less likely to know that dietary insufficiencies… Read more »

Magnesium is Critical for Bone Health

While calcium is known as the bone health supplement, the medical community is now widely recognizing that a lack of magnesium, rather than a lack of calcium, is often the true culprit in age-related bone loss and other chronic health issues.  Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for the human body.  More than 325… Read more »

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Men

Bad news guys – osteoporosis isn’t just for women.  It poses a significant threat to millions of men in the United States.  Despite that staggering number, surveys suggest that the majority of men still view osteoporosis as a “woman’s disease.” Most men don’t even know what puts them at risk; let alone how to reduce that risk. Osteoporosis… Read more »

Breakfast Ideas for Healthy Bones

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your bones strong and reduce the risk of fractures. Since bones are living tissues that are made up of a thick outer layer shell, a well-balanced diet consisting of calcium, vitamin D and minerals is especially important to increase bone strength and rigidity…. Read more »

Reduce Cold Weather Arthritis Discomfort

Winter is almost here and with it comes that arctic winter air.  Unfortunately, for those suffering from chronic pain and arthritis, the cooler temperatures can actually cause an increase in discomfort. A recent study of people with osteoarthritis (OA) published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders asked participants if and how weather influenced their pain. Of the 712 people who answered the… Read more »

Take A Step Toward Healthy Bones

As we age, our bones can become thin and brittle, a condition known as osteoporosis. There are a number of ways to help prevent this condition, which can lead to broken bones and a myriad of serious health problems sometimes associated with them. One of the easiest and most effective preventative strategies is taking regular… Read more »

Arthritis and Lyme disease

Many parts of the country experienced a mild winter. Unfortunately, the lack of cold temperatures means that the tick population not only survived but actually thrived. Many of those ticks carry diseases including Lyme disease. With people spending more time outside in the wake of Covid-19, it is more important than ever to perform daily… Read more »

Weight Bearing Exercises for Healthy Bones

Osteoporosis is a bone-weakening disorder that can result in fractures most commonly of the hip and spine.  Of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about eight million or 80% are women. Protecting yourself and your bones later in life should be a priority.  Eating bone building foods and getting the right exercise can help… Read more »

Cold Weather Joint Pain Relief

Fall is here and that means winter is on its way in much of the country.  According to recent research, these chilly temperatures can actually worsen any pre-existing pain in the joints and bones. A study by researchers at Tufts University in Boston found evidence that the weather really can cause discomfort for those with arthritis and other kinds of… Read more »