When we go for a check-up, most healthcare practitioners listen to our hearts, take our weight and blood pressure and may even discuss age- and sex-appropriate cancer-screening tests. Another significant, although less high-profile, aspect of good health that is sometimes overlooked is the condition of our bones.
Try multitalented strength training. A remarkable new study by Tufts University researchers found that strength training "turned back the clock" in several different--sometimes unexpected--ways for postmenopausal women. Researchers compared two groups of 20 women, ages 50 to 70 years. One group performed five different strength-training exercises for two sessions a week. The other group did no strength training. Results: After one year, the women in the training program
The article provides information on a study published by Q. Zhang and colleagues in the "British Journal of Nutrition" which assessed the association between bone mass accretion and dietary prote...
Your exercise prescription for a stronger body
A few smart moves to help you fend off osteoporosis.
mINTAINING HEALTHY BONES requires more than a calcium supplement. U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona recently issued a report that prescribes exercise to prevent — and even reverse — the bone disorder osteoporosis.
The article reports on the research made by Woon-Puay Koh and colleagues from the National University of Singapore on the significance of soy intake in protecting men and women from bone fracture...