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  • Top 5 Exercises for Joint Pain Relief

    It is well known that regular exercise has many beneficial effects on health and wellbeing.

    Exercise has been shown to help with metabolic conditions such as obesity and diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia, and even mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

    However, people often forget that exercise is great for joint health too!
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  • 3 Delicious Herbs To Boost Your Bone Health

    Did you know that herbs can help you build strong and healthy bones?

    For most people, it is common knowledge that nutrition has a dramatic impact on bone health.

    Foods such as dairy, fish, and cruciferous vegetables are all known as bone building foods.

    However, not many people are aware of just how powerful common herbs can be for bone health!

    In fact, you may even have some of these herbs already in your fridge or even growing in your garden!

    Here are the top 3 herbs to boost your bone health:

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  • Do You Have This Common Vitamin Deficiency?

    Did you know that about 90% of adults in the United States are deficient in vitamin D?

    In fact, vitamin D is probably the most recommended vitamin supplement by physicians today.

    Individuals who are at a high risk for deficiency include those who have inadequate sun exposure and those who are overweight.

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  • 10 Important Warning Signs of Bone Weakness

    Degenerative bone diseases do not develop overnight.

    In fact, it can take years for diseases like osteoporosis to develop. Since osteoporosis is one of the most common health conditions in old age, it is important for us all to be vigilant.

    The disease plagues more than half of adults over the age of fifty and is even more common in women. Osteoporosis is characterized by decreased bone density and increased risk of bone fracture. However, before full-blown osteoporosis develops, patients will be experiencing a condition called osteopenia.

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  • Women and Bone Health: What You Need to Know

    Do you know that women are at a higher risk of developing degenerative bone disease?

    In fact, the average American post-menopausal woman will lose about 1/3 of her hip bone density in old age. You can compare this to only 1/4 bone density loss in the average American male.

    The increased rate of bone density loss in women also translates to a higher risk for fractures and the associated complications.

    This is why it is so important for women to ensure they are maintaining their bone health before it becomes a problem.

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