Monthly Archives: May 2016

Exercise and Bones 3

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Exercise also maintains Bone in Adults Exercise does not only help to build bones in children and adolescents, it can also help to maintain bone in adults. Probably the most dramatic example of this is from a study where doctors examined astronauts after travelling in space at zero gravity. The most obvious consequence was the […]

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Other Micronutrients and Bone Health

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Although calcium and vitamin D are important for building and maintaining bone health, there are a number of other important nutrients. Vitamin K Vitamin K is needed for the production and functioning of a compound called osteocalcin. Osteocalcin is the second most abundant protein in bone after collagen, and it is required for bone mineralization. […]

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Exercise and Bones 2

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Bone is a living tissue! Old bone is constantly being chewed away and replaced by new bone. There is nothing permanent about living bone. Like a muscle, it can grow and it can shrink. It is in a constant state of change. Unfortunately, the biggest change comes with age. As we age, our bones naturally […]

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