Category Archives: Bone Health

Posts on build­ing bone strength, avoid­ing osteo­poro­sis, and how to improve bal­ance to pre­vent falls.

Weight training and bone density

Weight train­ing is an essen­tial part of a pro­gram to main­tain mus­cle mass and pre­vent fragili­ty frac­tures. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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For Bone Density — Let Them Eat Prunes!

Eat­ing prunes improved bone den­si­ty in a 2011 study of post-menopausal women. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Sitting Is the New Smoking

Dis­cov­er all the ways sit­ting is bad for your health, and be inspired to choose alter­na­tives. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Vertebral Compression Fractures

Ver­te­bral com­pres­sion frac­tures from osteo­porot­ic bones affect more than half a mil­lion Amer­i­cans each year. Oth­er frac­tures occur from trau­ma or can­cers spread­ing to the spine. Learn the risks and treat­ment strate­gies. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Latest on Muscle Strength, Balance Training and Brain Fitness

Key top­ics from Dr. Lavine’s lec­ture on Mus­cle Strength, Bal­ance Train­ing and Brain Fit­ness Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D — What Else Can I Do to Stop Bone Loss?

Most peo­ple know to take cal­ci­um and vit­a­min D sup­ple­ments to help pre­vent osteo­poro­sis. As valu­able as these steps are, they’re not the only impor­tant mea­sures you can take to pre­vent bone loss. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Calcium and Osteoporosis — Guest Article

Do cal­ci­um sup­ple­ments real­ly help main­tain bone health? Many health experts believe that oth­er fac­tors are also impor­tant. This guest arti­cle dis­cuss­es oth­er strate­gies to main­tain strong bones. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Secret to Avoiding Falls and Fractures

Thin­ning bones are a big wor­ry for old­er peo­ple. But, regard­less of your bone den­si­ty, if you nev­er fall in the first place, your risk of frac­tur­ing a bone is great­ly reduced. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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