POSTURE EXERCISES for OSTEOPOROSIS
Approximately 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over age 50 will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their remaining lifetime.
- National Osteoporosis Foundation
How Do Posture Exercises for Osteoporosis Help?
Osteoporosis is a degenerative bone disease that occurs naturally from aging. As bones become more brittle, they're more prone to breaking. The most common fractures occur in the spine, wrists & hips. Certain drugs & supplements have been shown to slow down the degeneration but no treatment has proven 100% effective.
With this in mind, you can take extra measures to ensure bones stay strong. Regular resistance training with weights is a great option because, along with developing stronger muscles, your bones get stronger too. You can resistance train at any age & get results. No excuses.
The other half of the equation is doing posture exercises for osteoporosis for the maintenance of good posture. When you have good posture, all your bones, joints & ligaments will function/move optimally because they are in proper alignment.
Your body is mechanical in nature with lots of moving parts. When these parts move, wear and tear occurs. If these parts are misaligned, wear and tear occurs as at a much greater rate. Think of the tires on your car. When tires are in good alignment , the tread wears evenly and last a long time. If tires are out of alignment, then uneven wear occurs and the tires last half as long. The bones and joints in your body react in much the same way. Combine poor posture with osteoporosis, a degenerative bone disease for which there is no cure, and you have a recipe for disaster. Fall once, break your osteopathic hip, and your life could be forever changed or over:
"An average of 24 percent of hip fracture patients aged 50 and over die in the year following their fracture." -National Osteoporosis Foundation
Needless to say, it's a good idea to give your body every chance to succeed as you age. Good posture is integral to this. Consistent use of the BODY-ALINE will not only provide the posture exercises for osteoporosis that you need to improve your posture, but it will also ensure optimal joint function & strengthen your back muscles as well. Stronger back muscles provide support for your spine to lessen the load. Less load equals less stress. Less stress means less chance of fracture. In fact, a 10 years study published in the science journal: "Bone" revealed that stronger back muscles significantly reduce the risk of spinal fractures in those with osteoporosis. You can CLICK HERE to read the study.
It just makes sense to keep the bio-mechanics of your body functioning optimally for a lifetime. This will ensure a happy healthy lifestyle for many years!