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Osteopenia and Osteoporosis – Knowing the Difference and Protecting Your Bone Health

By Cheryl Therrien December 06, 2023

Both osteopenia and osteoporosis are conditions that indicate an issue with bone mineral density. Osteopenia is considered by many doctors to be the precursor to osteoporosis. However, not everyone who is diagnosed…

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What We Need to Know About Posture and Osteoporosis Exercise After 60 (VIDEO)

By Sarah Purcell August 29, 2023

I often get asked about posture and osteoporosis exercises when we’re past menopause. Of course, things are highly individual when it comes to lifting weights or correcting your posture. Here are my answers to many burning questions…

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How to Move Smart: A Positive Perspective on Osteoporosis

By Catherine Stifter July 29, 2023

Osteoporosis has no single known cause. It may be the result of aging or “taking certain medications and certain other conditions and syndromes which lead to bone loss as a side effect.” Yet Alison emphasizes “this is not an old people’s issue…

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Osteoporosis: 3 Natural Ways for Better Bone Health

By Kathy Arthurson July 09, 2023

When I received the results of my recent bone scan it wasn’t good news. I’ve always been physically active, but I am slightly built, a major risk factor for osteoporosis. While drugs are effective for some, side effects are severe for others…

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Why these Osteoporosis Drugs Can Cause Hair Loss and What to Do About It

By Vivian Goldschmidt April 22, 2023

Did you know that on average, a person loses between 50 and 100 strands of hair each day? Because we have over 100,000 strands of hair on our heads, we usually don’t even notice our lost hairs. However, if you begin to find more hair than normal…

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Can 12 Minutes of Daily Yoga Really Increase Bone Density and Fight Osteoporosis?

By Sherry Kahn April 13, 2023

With menopause, women’s bones lose the protection of estrogen. The decrease in bone mineral density (BMD) that occurs with aging is called osteopenia when it is mild and osteoporosis when it is more severe. Approximately 200 million women…

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3 Top Exercises for Osteoporosis (And 1 You Should Never Do!)

By Joan Craig July 12, 2022

Do you worry that you’re not doing enough exercise – or the right kinds? Are you concerned about getting hurt if you exercise incorrectly? Wondering what really works to build your bones?

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Have Osteoporosis? Strengthen Your Bones with These Exercises

By Elaine Economou May 14, 2022

Maintaining healthy bones is a lifelong endeavor, and it’s never too early or late to get started. When it comes to dealing with osteoporosis or osteopenia, keep this simple mantra in mind: Move more, not less…

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How to Live an Active, Healthy Life with Osteoporosis

By Fran Braga Meininger May 09, 2022

I met Joanna Brown last year, a few days after I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. I was shocked by the news and searching for support and information. I knew instinctively I would need guidance as to how to move, work and exercise safely…

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What Causes Osteoporosis and How to Increase Bone Strength As We Get Older

By Kate Gregorevic May 02, 2022

When we think of bones, we think of off-white, hard, stiff and unchanging objects. However, our bones are very much a living and dynamic tissue. They provide the structure of our bodies that enables us to move…

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