This isn’t something that is often not talked about until you get older and you start having bone density scans to make sure your bones have adequate thickness to them. Having good bone density will help prevent the risk of breaking or fracturing a bone.
Unfortunately women are at a higher risk for developing osteoporosis. 10 million people every year get diagnosed with osteoporosis and 8 million of those are women.
It gets worse………1 in 2 women over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
Factors that will cause you to lose bone density include:
-lack of physical activity
-low calcium intake
-low vitamin intake(specifically Vitamin C and D)
-excessive alcohol intake
Osteoporosis is a very serious condition but the great thing about it is that it is preventable with adjustments to your lifestyle! We have actually helped a lot of people(particularly women) improve their bone density. One recently in particular improved their bone density by 18% in one year! Things like strength training and modifying eating habits that are actually sustainable have been some of things I do with my clients to help get them results like this!!
So long story short, if you are a woman 50 and older then you should start doing the things necessary to improve your bone density so you don’t become a statistic!
As always, if you don’t know where to start and need extra support, feel free to reach out to me!