Osteoporosis is Not Just a Woman’s Disease

Posted 02/13/2015 | By HealthCorps

One usually associates concerns about bone density and osteoporosis with women. A new 24 page report, Osteoporosis in Men: Why Change Needs to Happen explains that 1 in 5 men over age 50 will experience a fracture that’s directly associated with osteoporosis or weakened bone density. Statistics from the UK show that there was a 7.2% increase of male fractures between the years 2000 to 2012.

It’s never too soon to embrace fitness and nutrition habits that will limit your risk of developing weak bones. Teens and young men should:

  • Regularly participate in moderate and high impact weight-bearing exercises, three to five day a week
  • Work out with weights, a minimum two days a week, and make sure you are progressing and increasing the amount of weight being lifted
  • Consume calcium-rich foods daily

-Amy Hendel, PA/HealthCoach

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