About one in four women, and one in five men, over the age of 50, has osteoporosis - the disease that causes your bones to thin out and become fragile and brittle.
It's one of the most common age-related chronic diseases so many people take precautions like taking calcium. This seems like a good idea, given that 99% of the calcium in your body is stored in your bones and teeth. And, if you don'... ››› more
Here are two alarming statistics: Fragility fractures affect approximately one-half of women and one-third of men over the age of 50. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to break-proof your bones and prevent them.
Don't be one of those people who don't give their bones a second thought until there's a problem - check out these five effortless ways to keep them healthy and strong as you age... ››› more
The health and strength of your bones relies on a balanced diet and steady stream of nutrients - and you'll be interested to know that calcium isn't the most important of them all to strengthen your bones and prevent fractures.
In fact, at the recent annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting held in Washington, in the USA, a study was presented that surprised everyone. It uncovered that to en... ››› more
By now you know that calcium plays a major role in your bone health by promoting strong, healthy bones. But did you know that this essential mineral also helps prevent and heal bone problems such as osteoporosis?
One quick and easy way to get a healthy dose of calcium every day is by drinking down a green smoothie. Brimming with calcium and an array of other vitamins and minerals, green smooth... ››› more
The single most important way to keep your bones healthy and strong? By eating calcium-rich foods, of course. Fortunately, grocery shelves are chockfull of calcium-rich goodies, so you have no excuse to be eating less calcium than you should!
Personally, I find that incorporating a healthy dose of this bone-healthy mineral is made easiest in the morning. Here are five delicious, calcium-rich br... ››› more
Osteoporosis, or age-related bone loss, occurs when your bone strength decreases and your risk of a broken bone increases. According to research, it's the most common reason for a broken bone in elderly people.
Thin, petite women as well as small-boned men are at greater chance of developing osteoporosis, compared to those with larger frames and more body weight. If you've got a small frame - o... ››› more
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Your muscles whither and waste as you age, and it puts you at risk of arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and many more horrific disease...
There's an easy and natural way to protect your muscles as you grow older
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Here's one reason you'll get osteoporosis as a man
Infertility or poor sperm health increases your osteoporosis risk ten fold
Have your bone health tested along with your sperm health Dear Health Bytes reader,
It’s true, osteoporosis affects far more women than men.
But there’s a condition becoming all too common in men that could leave you at a huge risk of brittle and broken bo... ››› more
As you may already know, according to the theory behind an alkaline-based diet, consuming too much acidic food will cause an increase in the acidity (and decrease in pH) of your body.
In turn, this increases your chances of developing diseases like osteoporosis and cancer. Yikes!
But before you start stressing out about your next meal, allow me to shed some light on why this theory may not... ››› more
Let's face it, when you think about bone health, your mind might travel back to the “Got Milk?” campaigns that successfully cemented the concept that drinking milk daily would help you grow big and strong. Am I right? I thought so.
Today, calcium is still equated with strong bones, but you would be hard-pressed to find an article that doesn't instruct us to also pair our calcium with vitami... ››› more
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