Weakening bones are commonly discussed as people age. Bone mass begins to decline gradually starting around the age of 30 and women will experience a significant increase in bone loss during the first 10 years after menopause. It is important to learn how to strengthen bones naturally, to keep them strong as we age.
As bone mass declines, osteoporosis often develops unless you are taking active measures to counteract it. Osteoporosis puts you at increased risk for fractures of the hip, wrists, vertebraes and chronic pain.
While prescription drugs combined with high doses of calcium are prescribed to strengthen bones to prevent or reverse osteoporosis, there are serious side effects with drugs, including increased risk of bone fractures with this practice. Studies continue to show that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables along with regular, moderate exercise or movement, is more effective to maintain and strengthen bones naturally AND without the harmful side effects.
In addition to diet and exercise, a healthy, effective way to strengthen bones naturally is through regular spinal care, keeping the body aligned so there is less degeneration of the spine and the body stays more balanced. This is much like keeping the oil changed and the tires aligned in your car.
Bones are constantly being rebuilt through a process of removing old bone cells and regenerating new, healthy bones. Load bearing exercise works to strengthen bones naturally by stimulating cells responsible for this process of bone regeneration. Weight-bearing activities like walking lunges and light weight lifting are essential to building bone density. Cardiovascular exercise such as running, walking and jumping is also important to strong bone health.
To find out more information, attend a free community health class with Dr. Keith Lavender, a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonal Gilbert Chiropractor and certified Wellness Practitioner. He is committed to helping his patients optimize their health, reducing their risks to chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, strengthening bones naturally. Call 480-325-6977 to schedule a free appointment today.