The Secret Cure to Joint and Back Pain?

If you have joint or back pain, you know how much it can affect your life. Doctors urge patients to exercise in order to stay healthy, but joint and back pain can make exercise feel impossible. Not to mention that if you have such pain, it was likely caused from an injury doing—you guessed it—exercise. […]

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How Does Bone Density Testing Work?

Bone density is critical to healthy aging. Bones naturally break down and rebuild new bone matter through the life cycle, but as the body ages, the rebuilding process slows down drastically and can eventually lead to weak and brittle bones (also known as osteoporosis). If you are at risk of developing osteoporosis, which affects more […]

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How to Build Better Bone Health After Age 50

Most people don’t think about bone health until they’re at risk for developing osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become porous, brittle, and weak. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 54 million Americans age 50 and older are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass. The statistic came from a 2014 study published by […]

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Exercise Can’t Build Bone Density as Fast as Osteogenic Loading

Bone density, or the strength and proximity of bone fibers, is something the body builds over the course of its entire existence. As young people grow, they accumulate bone density based on activity. Bone density peaks in early adulthood, and after a certain point people begin to lose bone mass faster than they can build […]

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CDC Report: Over Half of People Over 60 Have Weak Muscles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information showing that one in five Americans age 80 and older has weak muscle strength. Though loss of strength is common in mature people, severe muscle weakness can lead to impairment of daily activities and other serious problems. The CDC research found that more than […]

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Are There Alternative Osteoporosis Treatments That Actually Work?

People have different reasons for trying “alternative” therapies when it comes to dealing with osteoporosis. More than 10 million people in the U.S. alone have osteoporosis, and 18 million more are at risk of developing it later in life. As many as 34 million Americans are at risk of low bone mass. Osteoporosis is a […]

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