Economy will shrink sometimes. There is one investment that we can control, to a large extent, and one that we can’t afford to neglect! How you manage your muscles now might affect your future more than you realize. Because muscle strength is directly associated with functionality and independence, shrinking skeletal muscle mass can lead to declining health.
Approximately 10 million Americans have osteoporosis. OP, as it is sometimes called, affects one in three women. Osteoporosis means that the bones have become porous. Putting it another way, the bones develop holes in them. Bone tissue is constantly subjected to processes that build up bone and processes that destroy it. When the processes that break down bone happen faster than the building-up processes occur, osteoporosis results. Most Americans know that calcium and vitamin D are essential for strong bones, but there is more. Could your breakfast contribute to your bone health?
Persistent inflammation fuels most chronic disease and is a major player in the complications of viral illness such as the coronavirus. If you have a chronic disease–arthritis, diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes, obesity, or chronic major depression, these science-validated suggestions will help you defeat inflammation and improve!
When you think of calcium, what’s the first food that comes to your mind? Milk, right? But what if you avoid milk products? Can you still get enough calcium?
HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?
The amount of calcium the body needs each day is still debated by scientists. The current US recommendation is 1,000 milligrams a day for most adults, and higher for teens and for women past menopause.1Office of Dietary Supplements.
Ten million Americans over the age of 50 experience osteoporosis, and about 44 million more have bone mass below normal. Many people mistakenly believe these are all women, but of those with osteoporosis, two million are men and another 12 million men are in the at-risk group! Yet, half of all women over 50 who have low bone mass will suffer a fracture of their hip, spine, or wrist sometime during their lifetime. Indeed one out of two women and one out of four men will break a bone due to osteoporosis. 1
How you manage your muscles now might affect your future more than you realize! Because muscle strength is directly associated with functionality and independence, it is important to keep your muscles toned up, because shrinking skeletal muscle mass can lead to declining health.
Working on your computer if it is above eye level or too far below your eye level, staying in one position for an extended time, or using the wrong pillow can cause neck strain. Neck strain can increase blood pressure because certain nerves from your neck go to the area in the brain that regulates blood pressure.