A low reading on a bone density scan does not equal a Fosamax deficiency. Healthy bones are hard, living tissue, but they also have a certain amount of flexibility.
They are designed to bend and absorb shock and stress, and in fact one of the ways that bones become stronger is by challenging them.
We have all heard that exercise and movement is good for the bones. But specifically what kinds of exercise, and which movements are helpful?
Our guest in this episode took on the challenge of finding out how to live and move your way into healthy bones after a diagnosis of osteoporosis before the age of 30.
There are many ways to naturally use movement to strengthen the bones. And there are a lot of movements that you might not even consider as being beneficial, as they seem so simple. But the bones like to be surprised! And they like it when we give them a varied diet of motion and challenge.
Listen in and learn how not only to improve the health of your bones, but inhabit a more capable and resilient body.
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- We know that movement is important; the question is just what kind of movement is helpful.
- Surprise your bones; why jumping and impact are important for bone health.
- Self-perception and its relation to movement.
- Fascia and bone health.
- Suggestions for bone strengthening movement.
- The importance of having your bones in proper alignment.
- What movements a person with osteoporosis should avoid.
- Wrists are one of most common fractures with osteoporosis.
- Crawling on the floor and bearing weight through your arms and shoulders can also strengthen your core.
- There is a big difference between the amount of calcium in a food and its bioavailability. More does not equal better.
- Taking care of your bones in a gentle, yet effective way.
- There is more to preventing fractures than just bone density.
The guest of this episode: Rebekah Rotstein
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