Gradually osteoporosis is killing our bones and we may not notice it until it is very late. Having discovered that, the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center are working round the clock to ensure that this trend is changed and that people are able to regain the mass of their bones. This is a facility which was founded by doctor Dalal Akoury primarily to create health awareness in various medical disciplines. Doctor Akoury is on a mission to help the helpless find their own natural inner healing power to help them take charge of their lives and destiny. At this facility individual patients are empowered to adopt doctor Akoury’s style which is focusing on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms. Therefore in our topic today, we want to look at the weight bearing exercise for osteoporosis and how people can be empowered to naturally get rid of this situation from their healthy. Now the best approach would be to venture into meaningful exercise which is able to turn the tables round from osteoporosis to healthy bones. We can therefore try weight bearing workouts that stresses bones and muscles slightly more than your everyday life. We are going to be discussing some in this article, but it would be advisable that you consult with your doctor first to be sure that the workout you choose is safe for you. It is only then that you may want to consider from the following trends.
Tai chi a form of relaxed, smooth and flowing moves that builds both coordination and strong bones. According to a study reported in Physician and Sports medicine it was found that tai chi could slow bone loss in postmenopausal women. During the study the women who did 45 minutes of tai chi a day, five days a week for a year, enjoyed a rate of bone loss up to three-and-a-half times slower than the non-tai-chi group. Their bone health gains showed up on bone mineral density tests.
According to a study reported in Yoga Journal it was established that there was an increase in bone mineral density in the spine for women who did yoga regularly. From the slow, precise Iyengar style to the athletic, vigorous ashtanga, yoga can build bone health in your hips, spine, and wrists the bones most vulnerable to fracture.
Standing poses like Warrior I and II work the large bones of the hips and legs, while poses like Downward Dog work the wrists, arms, and shoulders. Both the Cobra and Locust poses, which work the back muscles, may preserve the health of the spine. Yoga also sharpens your balance, coordination, concentration, and body awareness and thus helps prevent falls.
One fitness trend that never goes away, walking is still hugely popular among women and a great way to revamp your bone health. A study of nurses found that walking four hours a week gave them a 41% lower risk of hip fractures, compared to walking less than an hour a week. Brisk walking is best, but you can adapt your speed to your current fitness level. Walking is free, and you can do it anywhere, anytime, even when you’re traveling.
Maybe you’ve always thought golf was for old folks people who could no longer do “real” sports. If this thought ever crossed your mind, then you need to think again. Just carrying that golf bag around 18 holes, and swinging the big clubs to drive the ball long, add up to a lot of upper-body work. And all that walking, and chasing balls lost in the rough, means plenty of work for your hips and spine. It is therefore obvious that golf gives weight bearing exercise a whole new name.
The current dances like the hottest trends in salsa, samba, Lindy hop, rhumba, East coast swing, foxtrot, and tango. They can enable your heart pumping in more ways than one, and build strong bones while you’re at it. Besides, you may want to try other activities like aerobics, kickboxing, or step class at your health club or local Y. New classes emerge every few months to keep members motivated. A lot of them now combine strength training with dance or step moves and will perk up your balance as well.
The work of weight-bearing and the impact as your feet hit the ground can increase bone density, especially in your hips. It’s just like walking, and then some. You’ll get even more impact on those bones if you’re going uphill or downhill, and that can improve bone health even more. More impact on your feet and legs translates into more bone density.
And with hiking, boredom is never an issue because you will be constantly meeting and socializing with new people, as well as expanding your horizons as you experience new landscapes.
Lifting weights, using the weight machines at your health club, or doing calisthenics, are forms of strength or resistance training. You’re working against some form of resistance whether it’s a set of “free” weights, your own body weight, or weight machines to stress a sequence of muscles and bones. Strength training at least twice a week is needed to stimulate bone growth.
Every gym has a trainer who can design a workout for your legs, back, shoulders, and arms one that’s right for your fitness level and can rally your bone health. Finally it is always said that patient pays. The bone-building phase in young adults at its speediest takes three to four months, and it may take a lot longer if you have osteoporosis or are older. So you won’t be seeing big changes on any bone density tests after your first week of working out. Bones change slowly and this should not worry you because they do change.