Move Your Bones
Move your body
Help keep your bones healthy and dense.
Unfortunately as we age both decrease
1 in 2 women suffer
1 in 5 men suffer
over 50 years will have a fracture.
Your Bone Piggy bank builds in your 20's-25's-30 years.
Don't know about you but I'm way over that hill
and hitting the Over 50's this year.
So what can you do to help keep your bone piggy bank balance healthy?
Most people think milk for calcium, not me.
Other than humans, what wild animals or pets feed their adults/fully grown animals milk??, none
they eat meat they hunter or eat leaves of trees or bush.
If you think about it,
The BIG 5, animals in the wild like,
elephants, graffiti, lions don't drink milk they eat leaves and bushes and they are as strong as an Ox or they eat meat.
Bone feeding foods
Sources for calcium
Leafy green vegetables, - broccoli, rocket, kale, spinach, leaks, cabbage, peas, watercress.
Also tinned salmon, less sea pollution and the bones is where the goodness is.
Calcium is stored in the bone
Factures to factor into your lifestyle
Menopause declines bone mass, magnesium and Vitamin K
Fizzy drinks depletes
Other Risk Factors
Medicine History, steroids, thyroid, cancer, RA, auto-immune
Over Exercises AND Under exercises
Vit D -Absorption
Anybody can suffer from Osteoporosis
Absorption is key
Good gut health for good bone health
Bone is reactive not proactive
Not all exercise is bone protective or bone stimulating
Sorry but swimming or an aquafit class has no effect for bone quality.
Move Your Body
Swimming has no effect for bone quality but Cardiovascular, yes it has it's place.
What you need to do is LIFT...
Weight train 2/3 times a week for 20 minutes
Bodyweight too.., excellent
and that's where my fitness pilates is come into its own
as well as movement, flow, range of movement, balance, focus, co-ordination, strength, core, flexibility and strength, aid better sleep and other wonderful health benefit but it weight bearing... fantastic for them bones.
So Go LIFT - stay strong not skinny
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