Keeping your bones strong and healthy isn’t as easy as taking a calcium supplement every day.
Calcium needs magnesium to work for your body. And you need to place “stress
” on your bones to help them stay strong forcing them to hang onto the calcium.
As you grow older, this becomes increasingly difficult. There are hormonal changes in your body and this is the leading cause of osteoporosis in women. Postmenopausal women are at a high risk of developing osteoporosis.
But there is something you can do to stop it!
Do strength training to reduce your risk of osteoporosis
Place some stress
on your bones to keep them healthy. And this is exactly what happens when you do weight and resistance training.
If you’re still young, you need to start adding resistance training to your weekly routine to ensure your bones stay healthy.
If you’re postmenopausal, it’s not too late for you either.
In a study
published in Prescription Alternatives
, Professor Earl Mindell and Virginia Hopkins found that a group of women who followed a strength training plan for a year, two days a week, were able to increase their bone density by 1%.
Those women in the study who were in the control group actually lost 2% of their bone density over the year.
Reduce your risk of osteoporosis, improve your balance and get strong muscles
Because weight-bearing and resistance training is healthy, it doesn’t mean you’ll be trying out for the next body building comp.
Start your osteoporosis busting exercise routine today and keep your bones healthy well into your old age.