How’s your bone bank looking? 🦴🏦 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.
The sign may be small today but tomorrow it’ll be bigger 💃
With perseverance and hard work comes success. This can be applied to anything in life such as exams, practicing for that job interview or training to get that hot bod for next summer.
Many of us will loose motivation if we don’t see immediate big signs of success but our greatest adventures in life always start with that first step. So this weekend I’m wishing you the very best in all your endeavours.