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Last week we were on vacation near Ely, MN on the edge of Boundary Waters Canoe Area with our 2 year old grandson. His favorite day trip was to the Black Bear Center. RJ and black bears use very different methods to maintain bone health.
Black bears can hibernate for months on end, being very inactive, while losing very little Calcium from their bones. Their kidneys and intestines are adapted to preserving every bit of Calcium. Their bones do not decrease bone mineral density in response to the decreased stress of constant sleeping.
Humans are different. We must remain active, daily applying moderate stress to our bones by walking, mild lifting, etc, in order to keep our bones strong. 2 year old RJ does that very well. He is a perpetual motion machine. His settings are fast, faster, and nap-time.
Attendance was enthusiastic. We watched Our Videos (top right) while waiting for all to arrive. Discussion was spirited.
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?