May is National Osteoporosis Month and Diane Miller Mulloy (pictured) owner of Osteostrong in Nashville looks at how you can develop and keep your Bones healthy
I doubt any of you realize that fractures are the number one cause of hospitalization in women over 55, more than strokes, cancer or heart attacks according to a Mayo Clinic Report. Almost half of women and 1/4 of men will have a fracture in their lifetime. There are over 1.5 million fractures a year leading to more than 800,000 emergency room visits and half a million hospitalizations – many times leading to the loss of independence or even death. A man who fractures his hip has less than a one year’s life expectancy and most are never even tested for bone density. The projected costs to our healthcare system in the next two decades is $474 billion.
Fractures are a result of three things: bone loss, muscle atrophy, and poor balance.
We naturally build bone density until our mid-20s, and then begin a gradual decline followed by a dramatic decline after menopause. Osteoporosis, or weak, porous bones are linked to genetics and body type, hormones, medications, lack of exercise as a youth or teen, nutrition, smoking, eating disorders, illness, and activity level.
Consider this analogy: Building your house upon the sand leads to disaster. We all know that you should build your house upon a rock. In this analogy, your skeletal system is the rock foundation of your body. In fact, your skeletal system is like a rock in many ways; it represents the greatest concentration of minerals in the entire ecosystem of your physical body. Every other part of your physical body is built upon this rock foundation, your skeletal system. Your central nervous system will not allow your muscles to become stronger than what your skeletal system can handle.
Research shows that despite widespread belief to the contrary, moderate exercise does NOT prevent or reverse bone loss. In fact, according to science, specifically Wolff’s Law of Bone Remodeling, only intense weight and compression triggers bone growth in an adult, something most of us are not capable of accomplishing in a gym. Likewise, studies show that taking calcium and supplements will not build bone density unless rules of Wolff’s law are met. So how can the average person strengthen their skeletal system safely?
Dr. John Jacquish has actually cracked the code. He has developed a unique system that allows just about anyone at any age to experience 4.2 times their own body weight and much more without any injury.
We call this Osteogenic loading and it is available at Osteostrong. It is a patented, unique musculoskeletal development system that delivers this stimulus to just about anyone. People who are experiencing this system right now are seeing improvements in their bone density as well as muscle strength, balance, posture and performance because it specifically develops the foundation of your physical body – your skeletal system. And what was once thought to be one of the most difficult systems of the human body to develop turns-out to be one of the easiest once you know the key and have the precise system to deliver it.
OsteoStrong Sessions only take about 10 minutes once per week, and won’t leave you feeling fatigued, sweaty, or sore the next day. The small amount of weekly effort needed to generate such incredible results are truly amazing. In fact, Osteostrong has been called the ultimate BioHack – hacking your body to heal itself.
May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Make it your goal to get your bone density checked, eat nutritious foods, and take action so you won’t be another statistic.
Author of this article, Diane Miller Mulloy is owner of area Osteostrong Franchises in Belle Meade and GreenHills as well as Regional Developer for the state of Tennessee. She is a native Tennessean and raised her family in Nashville. She is graduate of Vanderbilt University and has been active in the community as a volunteer and policy maker.
For more information, go to . Tel. 615-651-8953 (Belle Meade) or 615-922-2656 (Nashville).