While the average senior is losing 1% of their bone density every year, they can. by taking active and natural efforts like doing weight work outs three times a week, and following a strong bone density eating plan, add an additional 1% of bone density per year, thus maintaining bone density even in the senior years.
Bone density is not stagnant, 15% of your bone minerals are being replaced every year. Stay active and as conscious of building bone at every age of your life. It's worth taking care of yourself.
Who's at Greater Risk of Hip Fracture?
Reg and I are both considered the high-risk area for fractures.
Reg has the loss of balance problem and at 76 years with slender build and osteoporosis in his family all being high-risk factors for a fracture, and I have osteoporosis of the spine, and I am borderline osteoporosis of the hip.
We both strive to walk as much as we can. There are multiple benefits. One day, while challenging ourselves to walk around a failed large lake near our Goulburn Valley home we came across this magnificent flowering gum. I took these shots with the micro setting and lens on a Canon camera.
I usually only put images of my original paintings in y print to demand, museum quality prints and designer decor store, but I loved thin image so much, I wanted to add it to my personal coffee cup collection. So, on the last page or my online art gallery of work, Ive begun to add some photos taken while Reg and I are out walking together.
Reg was advised by his doctor to walk on uneven ground to maintain his balance, and I am advised to do weight bearing exercises and make sure my diet meets my nutrient requirements to help maintain bone density.
As a partnership, we share everything so after I use my weights, I pass them to Reg and say, ‘it’s your turn,' and we go on our uneven surface walks together.
It is my seventy-first birthday today. That's time for me to gently step up my fitness efforts so that I can continue too enjoy walking out of doors, enjoying nature, and returning to paint in my art studio for many more years.
Reduce the risk factors that can make you more vulnerable to fractures.
(HealthDay News) -- A hip fracture can be a very serious injury. People who break a hip are up to 18 percent more likely to die within a year that other people their age, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says.
While some factors are beyond your control, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. The academy offers this list of things that increase your risk of hip fracture:
Being 65 or older.
Having a family history of fractures in older age, especially for Asians and whites.
Having a slender, slim body type.
Not getting enough dietary calcium.
Drinking too much alcohol or smoking.
Having impaired eyesight, arthritis or poor balance.
Taking certain medications that may make you dizzy or weak.