Posts Tagged ‘ osteoporosis ’

Healthy Bones Healthy Body

July 27, 2010
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Two questions I am routinely asked are whether the fundamental principles of Osteopathy have ever been proven scientifically (ok, I made that up), and whether I can do a treatment that will help people lose weight (I didn’t make that one up, I work in the Eastern Suburbs after all). A new article in Scientific American will…

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Increasing Bone Mineral Density

June 1, 2009
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So, we’re looking at Osteoporosis and which type of exercise is best for it. This study looked at how weight bearing exercise (that is, exercise where you bear your own weight, like running, as opposed to swimming, where your weight is supported by the water) compares with resistance exercise (that is, weights). Hope I haven’t…

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Weight-Bearing Exercise During Adolescence Benefits Bones Decades Later

February 15, 2009
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So the theory goes something like this: Osteoporosis develops as your bone mineral density decreases, which happens with age (after menopause it can really accelerate). Your peak levels are in your mid 30′s. The higher you can get your bone mineral density at that point, the longer you will be able to stave off osteoporosis.…

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