Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and brittle, making them more susceptible to fractures. It is often referred to as “the silent disease” because most people are unaware that they have it until they suffer an injury or fracture. Imbalance and muscle weakness can be particularly dangerous for individuals with osteoporosis, increasing their risk of falls and fractures. In this blog post, we will explore why imbalance and muscle weakness are more dangerous when you have osteoporosis and what can be done to prevent falls.
Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting from either the body’s inability to produce enough insulin or resistance to the effects of insulin. While most people are aware of the common complications associated with diabetes, such as kidney disease, vision problems, and cardiovascular disease, many may not realize that diabetes can also cause joint pain.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, people who have diabetes are twice as likely to develop arthritis and debilitating joint pain if the condition is unmanaged. The main cause of joint pain in people with diabetes is high blood sugar levels which cause inflammation in the joints and connective tissues around them.
Bone health is an important aspect of overall health that is often overlooked until there is a problem, such as a fracture or a diagnosis of osteoporosis. However, caring for bone health and bone density prior to being diagnosed with osteoporosis is crucial for maintaining mobility, independence, and quality of life as we age. In this blog post, we will explore why it is important to care about bone health and bone density before being diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Exercise has been shown to improve bone health in several ways. First, it increases bone density, which is the amount of minerals, such as calcium and phosphorus, that are present in bone tissue. Weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, running, and weightlifting, is particularly effective at increasing bone density. When bones are subjected to the stress of weight-bearing exercise, they respond by laying down more bone tissue, which increases bone density and strength.