Category Archives: Bone Health

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

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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