The Relationship Between Exercise and Healthy Bones for Women
The Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta provided critical information in yesterday’s blog article that discussed the relationship between nutrition and bone mass for women.
Today, we are excited to talk about the influence regular exercise has on maintaining healthy bones for women, as well as preventing osteoporosis from developing.
Healthy bone strengthening starts at childhood and peaks by the time most women reach their mid 30’s. Women who suffer from bone mass complications tend to also experience osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is most known for affecting older women who are above the age of 50. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, one of the best ways women can prevent this condition from developing is by following through with particular exercises that build and promote healthy bone density.
Weight-Bearing Exercise and Osteoporosis Prevention
Weight-bearing exercises help strengthen bones by applying natural pressure that’s associated with the weight of gravity. During these types of activities, your muscle tendons activate particular bone stimulating cells that help strengthen and improve bone mass.
Weight that’s exerted against your bones can be created by your natural body weight, which includes a number of high-impact exercises like:
- Bench pressing
- Curl ups
- Pull ups
If you are interested in following through with these exercises, most Chiropractors recommend completing at least 30 minutes of weight-bearing activities, four or more times per week.
Non-Impact Exercises To Perform
If you are not interested or motivated to perform weight-bearing exercises, try testing out a number of non-impact routines that also support healthy bones. Exercises that focus on improving balance, such as Tai Chi or yoga, help strengthen your leg muscles and improve overall coordination. The result of these efforts reduce the risk of you falling or breaking a bone as you grow older.
Other non-impact activities like Pilates also help improve your overall strength, flexibility, range of motion, and balance. They support a healthy posture, allowing your body to move easily and avoid subluxations from developing over time.
Non-impact exercises help improve bone density and are recognized for supporting a healthy, long life.
Visit The Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta for Additional Support
The Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta treat hundreds of women each year who suffer from brittle bones and osteoporosis.
Through adjustments to your dietary and lifestyle habits, as well as through the use of regular adjustments, you can prevent osteoporosis from taking place, while also reversing any existing effects associated with low bone mass.
You can schedule a free consultation with our Atlanta office by filling out our online submission form or by calling us at (404) 889-8828.