Bone Health for Life: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family

Bone Health for Life: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family

Why does bone health matter?

Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need them for other uses.

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Exercise for Bone Health

Featured on National Osteoporosis Foundation.

May is National Osteoporosis month so we’re sharing some great exercises from the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The following exercises promote good posture, strength, movement, flexibility and balance in healthy people as well as those with osteoporosis. If you’ve recently broken a bone or if you have very low bone density, discuss these exercises with your physical therapist or healthcare provider before trying them and remember to avoid all activities that require bending forward from the waist or too much twisting of the spine.

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