There are always things that need to be done.  But, sometimes peace and quiet in nature is just what the doctor ordered.   Our last exercise post was about the benefits of exercise – 150 minutes of mild to moderate exercise each week.  Prior posts touted the importance of walking for osteoporosis prevention.   We know that being outdoors…

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Over the past several weeks, we’ve posted a series of articles about osteoporosis, including lifestyle measures for prevention and a 3-part series on exercises to improve bone density and decrease falls and bone fractures. As a neurosurgeon, I am asked to consult on vertebral (spinal) fractures.  Osteoporosis is an important risk factor for acute compression fractures.…

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In addtion to building bone, these routines can help improve endurance, strength, posture and balance to help with decreasing the risk of falls and fractures. The previous article and video demonstrated a series of body weight bearing exercises including push ups and planks. These exercises require no equipment, just some floor space and can be done anytime anywhere.…

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Today we’ll be talking about exercises that focus on prevention of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Aside from being beneficial for bones, these routines can help improve endurance, strength, posture and balance and in so doing, decrease the risk of falls and fractures.  Dr. Aruna Nathan’s recent article described lifestyle measures to maintain healthy bones, such as…

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You recently had a DEXA bone density scan. You have been told you have osteopenia or osteoporosis – i.e. mild or more significant bone thinning, respectively – which carry a higher risk of fracture than normal bone density. Your physician recommends treatment with medication. When you go to research options, you are overwhelmed by the…

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Winter is upon us and along with holiday cheer comes the beautiful yet hazardous snow and ice. Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease, characterized by a decrease in bone density, which can lead to fracture. Bone is living tissue. Existing bone is constantly being replaced by new bone. Osteoporosis (OP) occurs when…

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