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Better Bone Health Blog

  • Study Reveals Satisfaction Of Life Increases Bone Health

    Osteoporosis is common among women as well as some men. Women are at increased risk during menopause. This disease intensifies the possibility of bone fractures which can result in serious consequences. Risk factors include lower levels of physical activity, decreased calcium with vitamin D intake, small body frame, smoking, depression, among other risk factors.

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  • New Research Shows Physical Activity Can Improve Bone Health

    Even small amounts of physical activity can improve bone health in pre-menopausal women, according to a research study released in Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Increasing physical activities in small intervals were shown to reduce sclerostin in the body, providing a positive effect on bone health.

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  • Nutrients That Work Together

    Every day we hear about the benefits of a single vitamin or mineral, and this may give us the false idea that each nutrient is acting independently. For example, plenty of research studies show that vitamin D is good for bone health, so some people think that’s all they need. Or, maybe they add some calcium and think that’s enough.   Continue reading

  • New Research Shows Tai Chi Helps Knees

    A research study from Tufts University in Boston compared traditional physical therapy to Tai Chi for relief for aging knee joints. The relief of symptoms was similar with Tai Chi or physical therapy, and the relief was maintained a year later. This is good news because Tai Chi has several other benefits. Previous research studies have shown that Tai Chi decreases risk of falls and also promotes psychological well-being.

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  • Vitamin Excess Can Make You Sick

    As more is learned about excessive vitamins and minerals, it’s best to avoid mega-doses. This means paying attention to the amounts consumed in fortified foods and beverages along with avoiding megadoses in your supplements.

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