As the thermometer ticks higher and higher, you might find your motivation to exercise sinking to an all-time low. But don’t forget how far you’ve come! The exercise habits you formed during the beginning of the year—and the subsequent progress that you made—doesn’t have to stop now.
We’ve learned why you need to care for your bones. We know how the DXA scan can helpyou stay informed about your bone health and identify your risk for osteoporosis. Now we’re all blending our green smoothies, drinking more milk and getting our vitamin D from time in sun. But exercise, weight-bearing exercise, plays an important role in bone health.
While osteoporosis, a disease where the density and quality of bones diminish, is typically diagnosed after the age of 50—and can in fact mean broken hips and stooped backs—bone health isn’t just an old person’s concern.
May is National Osteoporosis Month, and it’s an opportunity to shed some light on a disease that’s responsible for more than 2 million broken bones every year in the United States. So, let’s dive into bone health and the surprisingly simple ways you can prevent this widespread bone disease from impacting your health.