Every human over the age of say, 50, needs to improve their bone health. Some of us are forced to learn this reality sooner in our lives than others. Osteopenia, osteoporosis, not to mention cancers like multiple myeloma all negatively affect bone health. Many common heath related therapies such as steroids and heart burn medication can cause your bones to weaken.
The little known fact of improved bone health is that it is easy. Bone heath can be enhanced naturally. The article linked and excerpted below cites how 12 minutes of yoga daily improves bone strength, range of motion, strength, coordination and reduced anxiety. A person can improved his/her bone health before or after a fracture, young or old, anytime. The sooner you start the better you will weather a bone problem.
No equipment and no gym membership is required.To increase your bone health further, there are evidence-based supplements and nutrition that are proven bone therapies.
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“Yoga enthusiasts link the practice to a long list of health benefits, including greater flexibility and range of motion, stronger muscles, better posture and balance, reduced emotional and physical stress, and increased self-awareness and self-esteem…
So in 2005, Dr. Fishman began a small pilot study of yoga moves that turned up some encouraging results. Eleven practitioners had increased bone density in their spine and hips, he reported in 2009, compared with seven controls who did not practice yoga…
Knowing that more than 700,000 spinal fractures and more than 300,000 hip fractures occur annually in the United States, Dr. Fishman hoped that similar findings from a much larger study might convince doctors that this low-cost and less dangerous alternative to bone-loss drugs is worth pursuing…
Many of those who avoided drugs (bisphosphonate drugs) were trying to avoid gastrointestinal problems.
On the other hand, yoga’s “side effects,” Dr. Fishman and colleagues wrote recently, “include better posture, improved balance, enhanced coordination, greater range of motion, higher strength, reduced levels of anxiety and better gait…”
At the time the study was submitted for publication, “with more than 90,000 hours of yoga practiced largely by people with osteoporosis or osteopenia, there have been no reported or X-ray detected fractures or serious injuries of any kind related to the practice of yoga in any of the 741 participants,” Dr. Fishman and his colleagues wrote.
“Yoga looks like it’s safe, even for people who have suffered significant bone loss,” Dr. Fishman said in an interview…
“Spinal fractures can result from poor posture, and there’s no medication for that, but yoga is helpful,” he said.
In addition, “Yoga is good for range of motion, strength, coordination and reduced anxiety,” he said, “all of which contribute to the ability to stay upright and not fall. If you don’t fall, you greatly reduce your risk of a serious fracture.””