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Tips for Healthy Bones, New Moms and Breast Cancer Risk, Exercise and Bone Health

admin - October 12, 2012

Study: Weekly Exercise Helps Women’s Bones

Bone Health Tips and Tricks

Let’s face it: most of us do all we can to avoid being diagnosed with a life-altering condition like osteoporosis. No matter if you’ve already been diagnosed with osteoporosis or you’re working on reducing your risk, there are things you can do to keep your bones strong.

This recent WebMD article discusses the importance of adding these everyday habits in your routine to strengthen and protect your bones from complications like fractures. Some of the tips it gives include:

  • Regular Physical Activity
  • Calcium for Bone Strength
  • Falls and Fracture Prevention
  • Regular Bone Density Tests

In honor of Bone and Joint National Health Awareness Week, Life Line Screening urges all people, especially women, to consider a preventive health screening that can identify risk of osteoporosis. If you think you might be at risk and would like valuable peace of mind, learn more about an osteoporosis health screening today.

For more information on the ways you can keep your bones strong and healthy, view this link: 


Pregnancy and Breast Cancer

For many women, becoming a mom is an exciting and unforgettable experience. For new moms, having a baby also means increased risk of breast cancer.

Doctors are still trying to uncover reasons this increased risk occurs because breast cancer is most often associated with women over the age of 45. Some suggest the risk is associated with hormonal surges and fluctuations that occur post-pregnancy and speed up the growth of an already existing cancer. The result, therefore, is a breast cancer diagnosis that occurs earlier than if the woman hadn’t become pregnant.

Read the full story from the Detroit Free Press here: 


Study: Weekly Exercise Helps Women’s Bones

In a study published in the October issue of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, findings show a positive correlation between two hours of physical activity per week and healthy bones of pre-menopausal women.

Sclerostin, a hormone associated with the hindering of bone cell creation, was found in lower levels in women who engaged in some type of physical activity compared to women who did not engage in exercise regiments.

“Physical activity training is conceptually simple and inexpensive and can serve practical purposes including reducing the risk of low bone mass and osteoporosis,” said study author Mohammed-Salleh Ardawi, professor at the Center of Excellence for Osteoporosis Research in a news release.

Read the full article on this study here:


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