Bone Health Tag

Strength training is an important and beneficial type of activity that should be undertaken at nearly every stage of our lifespan.   A lot of the time when people think of “strength” or “resistance” training they associate it with either images of big bulky, Arnold Schwarzenegger look-a-likes or elite athletes. However, this is not always the case. With inactivity comes muscle deterioration and weakening. This same process also occurs as we get older, a process referred to as sarcopenia which is age related decline of muscle tissue. Once we reach approximately thirty years of age muscle tissue and bone mineral density begin to...

Bone health is essential at all stages of life. We develop peak bone mass in our 20’s - however bone density needs to be maintained as we grow older with age. It is estimated in Australia, that 1 in 4 men and 2 in 5 women aged over 50 years will experience a trauma fracture. With Osteoporosis on the rise, early prevention, detection and treatment needs to be considered. Osteoporosis – who is at risk? Osteoporosis is a condition where bones lose minerals more quickly than they can be replenished – this reduces overall density and leads to a higher risk of...

As an Accredited Exercise Physiologist the most common question from my clients is: "Should I exercise now that I have arthritis - and if so, what type and how much is good for me"?   Fortunately, the answer to this question is a resounding yes. Find out how to Exercise Right for Arthritis. The benefits of exercise for arthritis   Extensive research suggests that exercising correctly has many benefits for those with arthritis. Although it is a degenerative condition, targeted and specific exercise offers a way in which we can potentially slow the process down and keep our clients best able to do the things they want to...

Whether it be antibiotics to fight off an infection, supplements for bone health or medication to lower our blood pressure, we all have taken prescribed medication at various times in our lives. We take the medication as our health professional recommends because we want our health issue treated or managed.   There seems to be a supplement or medication available that is the answer for many an ailment or condition but if we were prescribed 30-60 minutes of light to moderate intensity exercise once per day in replace of a dose of medication for the same outcome, which option would we likely...