Exercise is necessary for good Bone Health. Muscle strength and balance not only prevent falls, but they also strengthen bones.
Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Tai-chi, walking and light weights are all good. But how can you participate at odd hours or when there is too much snow?
My Aunt Henrietta Fell Really Hard tripping on a throw-rug. Her Bifocals made her trip coming in from the porch. She slipped on the Ice that had All Melted Yesterday. Despite taking enough Calcium and Vitamin D supplements, she had broken both wrists and a shoulder.
I had discussed adding an osteoporosis medication with her Endocrinologist. Because she also had shrunk by 4 inches and developed a humpback or kyphosis, she needed the Anabolic, Forteo (Teriparatide). She was ready to say: “I guess I can do a shot every day.”
See and hear about Bone Health Basics on You Tube.
I learn faster and better when I see and hear new information at the same time. Most other people do too. Therefore, I have posted 4 PowerPoint presentations with voiceover. They are about 2 minutes each.
Go to http://www.youtube.com, then search for bonedocblog.com.
Or you can click on the titles below:
Let me know what you think.
Jay Ginther, MD