Over 1 million Australians suffer from Osteoporosis, a condition where bones become brittle and weak and are more likely to fracture. This can be prevented by exercise and ensuring a good intake of calcium and vitamin D.
Exercising regularly can help achieve greater peak bone mass than those who don’t. For most people, bone mass peaks in the third decade of life, after that time we can begin to loose bone.
The best exercises to help gain bone mass are weight bearing and resistance exercises. These include walking, jogging, climbing stairs, dancing and lifting weights. It is recommended to aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week.
So if you imagine your bones as a bank, the more regular exercise you put in the less risk of osteoporosis you’ll have in the future.
As the year is fast approaching its end, it’s time to think about goals and ambitions for 2023.
My top tip for succeeding in achieving those goals is to choose something that is realistic. Very often we challenge ourselves too high and when we are unable to reach that expectation we get less motivated and give up. So instead, break down your goal into manageable chunks to achieve over a period of time.
My goal this year is to be more active outdoors and embrace the amazing views we have over here on the Gold Coast.
Let me know what your goals are for 2023 below. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year.
Coffee has always been a subject of debate. However, if you do like to reach for your morning coffee, then research has shown that coffee consumption may be associated with a reduced risk of several chronic diseases.
But, larger amounts of coffee can have adverse effects on the body, such as anxiety, restlessness, insomnia and an increased heart rate. Additionally, if you fill up your coffee cup with whipped cream or flavoured syrup then you will almost certainly be reducing any health benefits from the bean.
Recommended caffeine consumption varies from each individual so be sure to ask your own medical doctor for advice and whether it’s safe of you.