It sounds promising (the dried plum research) - thanks for sharing. I hope they will develop a supplement soon; for us to get the benefit from dried plums I suppose one would have to eat large amounts (calories would add up quickly and your diet would also become unbalanced).
I took bisphosphonates for a number of years and it dit not help me. However, since I've started taking strontium ralenate (I don't live in the USA) and doing a lot of exercise, including plenty weight lifting, I have had an improvement in my bone density.View Thread
If you don't have a history of kidney stones or other kidney problems I don't think it is necessary to take breaks from calcium supplements - just don't take more than 1200 - 1500 mg. ( I prefer to take 800 mg and ensure I get at least 400 mg in my diet).
For exercise I think it is essential that you do weight lifting/strength training in some form at least 3 times a week. For cardio exercise could you maybe try swimming or a cycling, or will that affect your knee too?View Thread
Sorry to hear about the fracture; hope it won't cause you too much pain and heals quickly!
For the back pain because of the boot: maybe elevate the heel of the healthy foot so that it is on more or less the same level, e.g. orthopedics in that shoe, or wear a shoe with a slight heel on that foot that will bring the two feet level?
Or, if you could use one crutch or walking stick on the healthy side to help you limp less, that could also help.
For short "walks"/movements like in the house you could maybe manage without the boot if it's not too painful, and wear it for longer distances like when shopping.
Good luck; in a few weeks you should start feeling an improvement.View Thread
To parents: Set an example through your diet and exercise; instill good lifestyle habits in your children.
To children: Eat your dairy! Play outside, don't spend too much time in front of the TV and computer.
To adolescents: Eat dairy and exercise (a variety of exercise).
I would also say to doctors: Don't hesitate to send a young woman for a bone densitometry if there arfe a number of risk factors for osteoporosis.
I don't have a formal platform to be an advocate for bone health, but I try to talk about the importance of lifestyle factors for bone health in conversations with friends, acquaintances and people I talk to in the daily walk of life.
I've had a number of fractures because of my osteoporosis, and as a result I have a few "weak spots" like my back (2 stress fractures) and heel (2 calcaneal fractures).
This means in my daily life I have to: a) be vigilant: prevent falls,take care with the way I lift items, and the way I carry my body (no sudden twists, back always straight, etc.), avoid slippery areas , take care on uneven surfaces, generally use common sense; b) ensure I get enough calcium and vit. D (and keep my nutrition good in general); c) exercise most days - it makes me strong and more agile; it's amazing how much strong muscles can protect your bones. For example, my strong core is an incredible help in keeping my back straight in situations where I could otherwise have "slumped", even without realising it.
I think my biggest "tip" would be strength training - real weight lifting. It has made a huge difference for me.View Thread
I do them all the time and I've never had problems, pain or discomfort.
I think the main thing is to ensure you do them correctly - upper back and torso straight, with the twisting movement originating at the hips. It's a great exercise for the abs and obliques.View Thread