MAY is National Osteoporosis Month
Millions of Americans – 52 million to be exact – have low bone density or osteoporosis. In fact, about one in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. By 2020, half of all Americans over age 50 are expected to have low bone density or osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis and the broken bones it can cause are not part of normal aging. There is a lot you can do to protect your bones throughout your life. You’re never too young or too old to improve the health of your bones. Osteoporosis prevention should begin in childhood. But it shouldn’t stop there. Whatever your age, the habits you adopt now can affect your bone health for the rest of your life. Now is the time to take action.
What can you do to protect your bones?
• Get enough calcium and vitamin D and eat a well-balanced diet.
• Engage in regular exercise.
• Avoid smoking and limit alcohol to 2-3 drinks per day.
Paige Blue, S.E.T. can help you establish an exercise program that will help prevent or maintain your current bone structure. The exercises can easily be performed in your home with little to no equipment. If you are interested in this or any other exercise program, contact Paige at 910-639-9994 for an appointment at Exercise Essentials, Inc., located at Euro-Body Therapies.
Information provided by National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)