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11 Exercises to Boost Hip Strength

April 1, 2017

When discussing muscles involved in the pedaling motion of cycling, most people think of quadriceps and hamstrings. While these muscles certainly play an important role, the many muscles of the hip also deserve attention, and the weight room is the perfect place to keep them functioning properly. Hip Activation Before discussing different strength and mobility...  read more

Excruciating hip pain isn't just confined to elderly grandparents as these three can testify...

March 19, 2017

Former Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson needs his doing. Fitness queen Jane Fonda had one replaced – and still goes mountain climbing. Even pop diva Lady Gaga, known for her outlandish outfits, had to cancel a string of tour dates due to problems with hers. I’m talking about hips. And these celebrities – whose ages...  read more

Your Smartphone is a Pain in the Neck

February 27, 2017

Chances are you’re reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved. If you’re on a mobile device, your arms are bent by your side and your back hunch is even more profound. Am I right? The position you’re in is probably causing...  read more

Two keys to strong bones: Calcium and Vitamin D

Although bone-weakening osteoporosis is quite common among older people, it isn’t an inevitable part of aging. There’s a lot you can do to shield your bones from this disease. The best insurance against osteoporosis is building the highest bone density possible by your 30s and minimizing bone loss after that. But if you you’re already...  read more

13 Arthritis Pain Relief Tips for Winter Weather

January 31, 2017

Dress warmly, work out inside, and get enough vitamin D. These are some of the ways you can get arthritis pain relief despite the bone-chilling cold of winter weather. Many people with arthritis swear by the pain in their joints as a predictor of rainy or cold weather. “I used to hear people complain all...  read more

Bone Health: What’s Menopause Got to Do with It?

January 30, 2017

You may be unaware that your bones are engaging in a balanced, continuous process of remodeling; laying down new bone while eliminating old bone. So why is this process jeopardized in menopause? Bone is produced by osteoblasts. These cells lay down a material called osteoid, composed of a collagen in a lattice frame, and fill it in...  read more

Tips to Prevent Falls During Winter Months

January 3, 2017

These eight tips can help you to maintain your balance and move confidently across snowy, icy, or wet surfaces: Wear shoes with good traction. Dress warm. If you’re warm, your muscles will stay relaxed. Tense muscles can adversely affect your balance. Be careful getting out of your car. Plant both feet firmly on the ground...  read more

Winter is Bad for the Bones

December 26, 2016

Now that you are chilled to the bone; think about what is happening to your bones during the winter months. The winter can be bad for the bones because there is less sun, more ice and less exercise occuring; none of this is good for bone health. You should take counteractive measures to ensure year-round...  read more

Avoid The ‘Winter Blues’ With These 8 Bone-Healthy, Mood-Lifting Foods

December 2, 2016

Winter’s coming in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means less hours of daylight. Many people dread this time of year because of SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. As usual, the Medical Establishment is quick to prescribe bone-damaging drugs to “treat” this condition; but today, you’ll learn that you don’t have to turn to toxic drugs...  read more

Thanksgiving: Be Grateful for Bone Healthy Foods

November 19, 2016

Everyone loves Thanksgiving, right? Football, friendship, family gathered ’round the table… Thankfully, when you’re thinking about bone health, the classic Thanksgiving feast offers quite a few opportunities to “do the right thing.” Here are 10 tips for maximizing the value of these Bone Healthy foods on Turkey Day. 1) Start the day right with a...  read more

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