The Calcium Conundrum: how do you know you’re getting enough?

As with any nutriment we consume, calcium is unlikely to send us a quick message, ‘Hi, arrived safely. Waiting for absorption clearance. Will let you know.’ We can only hope we’ve taken in the right amount to be helpful, and that our bodies will react positively to the regular surge of bone building and strengthening […]

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Down to the Bone: labelling for osteoporosis

While we may well know that the most important nutrients for people with osteoporosis are calcium and vitamin D, there are differing ways to keep ourselves in good supply of these vital foods. Eating the right foods is one method, supplements are another. But how do we find the right ones, the correct products that […]

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Better Bones: Fighting Osteoporosis with Exercise

By Lucy Wyndham A number of scientific studies have shown that exercise can increase the mineral content in bones, making it an effective treatment therapy against osteoporosis. Figures indicate that 2.4 million South African adults over the age of 50 have Osteoporosis and alarmingly around 30% of hip fracture patients will die within a year. […]

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Osteoporosis and Calcium: an age-old tale

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for quite some time, you will be aware that calcium plays a big role in building bones and keeping bones healthy. And yes, even if you have developed osteoporosis, calcium is a key element to helping you maintain the strength of the undamaged bones and is considered helpful […]

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The Value of Vitamin D: Still an important factor for those with Osteoporosis

Most people consider Vitamin D as a vital element to preserving bone and staving off Osteoporosis but rarely think how valuable it is once the illness has been diagnosed. However, the fact is that Vitamin D will still be important in helping your body cope with Osteoporosis even after a diagnosis has been made. It […]

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Osteoporosis and Sexual Intercourse: Is it safe?

Many studies indicate that age has little to do with the capability of having a healthy and satisfactory sex life. Research shows that up to 25% of people over the age of 70 are still actively engaged in fulfilling relationships. However, there are those who – once diagnosed with Osteoporosis – may become hesitant to […]

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The A-Z of Osteoporosis: All your Questions Answered

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a systemic disease that gradually weakens the bones, leading to painful and debilitating fragility fractures (broken bones). These fractures can occur after a minor fall from standing height, or as a result of a bump, a sneeze, or even from bending over to tie a shoelace. Any bone can break […]

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Fracturing Osteoporosis: Can I still exercise?

Once you are diagnosed with Osteoporosis, exercise becomes key in strengthening the body to help avoid those events that may result in a bone fracture. One can approach those exercises with care but also a fair amount of confidence because, after all, no damage has been done – yet.
However, once a fracture has taken place, your awareness is heightened by fears that any exercise may cause further stress to the damaged bone.

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Osteoporosis and Exercise: Working your bones to better Health

Being diagnosed with Osteoporosis can be unsettling. It’s disconcerting to discover that your bones are not what they used to be, that they’ve let you down and it could hold consequences for the future. How do you care for a condition that you cannot see, and cannot really feel? There is the sudden concern that […]

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Osteoporosis and Nutrition: What best to eat when living with Osteoporosis

They say we are what we eat. And, while there are thousands of diet options that ensure that one stays healthy, it can be confusing when we need to change our diets to correct a lifetime of bad habits – or for that matter, even good habits. Life’s really awkward if you have a sensitive […]

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