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.
A new week brings new opportunities and achievements 💪
Start your week by making a list of the things that you want to achieve. These should be tasks that are realistic and can be done with a little motivation. At the end of the week reflect back on your list and congratulate yourself with all the achievements you have had.
Getting a simple check of your blood pressure and heart can help to diagnose and treat heart disease, which is one of Australia’s largest health problems.
To reduce your risk of heart disease be sure to live an active and healthy lifestyle, including physical exercise, on the recommendation of your doctor, having a balanced and healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight.
For your own assessment please pop by and see me in clinic.
Why not prioritise yourself with a health check this week. Checking your blood pressure is a great start. Having a high blood pressure often comes with little to no symptoms, but the risks of having a serious medical condition such as a heart attack or stroke are increased.
The good news is, if you do have high blood pressure this can be managed through lifestyle changes and medication bringing your risk down.
To find out more information or to book for an appointment, head over to drnora.com.