Bone health is not something to be ignored. I just had a bone scan at the request of my new Doctor, and found that I am in the early stages of Osteopenia. I fall into the “hot spot” category due to a few factors. Caucasian, small frame, petite. Good thing I keep my bones strong by lifting weights. The only problem to my surprise, is that I need to do more.
Bone health is not just about drinking milk as we once thought. It is a synergistic blend of events that you have to stay on top of from childhood, well into your senior years. The idea that drinking milk is the way to strong bones is old school. I am happy to have taken it upon myself to further my knowledge of my own health. I decided to see an “anti-aging” specialist. Yes, it costs a lot of money, however, I don’t ever put a price tag on my health. I understand that it is a constant gift that I give to myself. I don’t make excuses and understand I only get one chance. The future is not so far away! This is another reason that I have always been into weight lifting and bone health. Now, I have to know more. My bone health is now something that I cannot ignore. I want to prevent injuries down the road, and keep my body strong, and vital.
There are a few supplements that I have been advised to take. I will be adding these to my “supplement arsenal” daily. You can Google these, and find that the prices are pretty much the same across the board.
Some other factors that are important in bone health, is hormone health, daily habits and nutrient consumption.
Below is a list of options ( I will be implementing all of them)
If you fall into any of these categories, I urge you to get a bone scan. Your doctor should order you one if you fall into the “hot spot’, are over 50, menopausal, or have any of the listed lifestyle factors. At the very least, add the supplements into your protocol of health, and get your bones strong. Find a doctor that agrees with this philosophy.
Exercise is one of the most important factors. You need to have activities that you are pushing, pulling, and lifting weights to put resistance on your bones. 3-4 times weekly for 30 minutes.
Hormonal health is a huge factor in helping bones grow. Find out if yours are up to par, or need to be adjusted. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can literally reverse bone loss.
Nutrients as in Calcium, Strontium, Magnesium, Folic Acid, Vitamin K, and one that has many other factors that make it a supplement powerhouse is Vitamin D. This is responsible for everything from growing bone, to mood, to muscle tone, and more.
Habits that weaken bone health are smoking, alcohol, drinking carbonated beverages, and not following an alkaline diet. Learn more about this in later posts.
Google the supplements that I am now taking daily in my new plan to wellness, and bone health.
Cal Appetite Forte
Don’t guess about your heath. Find a doctor or wellness practitioner that you trust. One that has your long term health in their best interest. Be knowledgeable about how to make your future the most vital that it can be, and practice this daily!
I hope to share what I learn about myself, with all women so that we can be strong, fit and vital for many, many years!
In strength, and health!
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