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Can Yoga Help Osteoporosis?

By | 2017-08-09T19:25:16+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Aging, Exercise, Falls, Healthy Posture, Osteoporosis, Yoga|

I know a lot of people that have broken bones in the last few years. Most of them are women; some are friends and some are yoga students. Most of them are over 50. While we may worry about losing height due to osteoporosis, breaking a bone is much more serious, since it can require surgery and lead to other complications. Is there a way that we can reduce our chances of osteoporotic fractures? The Stats In the US there are about 55 million people with osteoporosis. About twice as many women as men have osteoporosis. The most commonly fractured [...]

How to Prevent Falls

By | 2017-07-25T21:15:07+00:00 September 15th, 2012|Aging, Back Pain, Falls, Feet, Healthy Posture, Standing, Walking|

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 3 adults over 65 fall each year, and there were 2.2 million non-fatal fall injuries in older adults in 2009 alone.  Women are more likely than men to get injured by falls, and potential injuries include fractures and head trauma. The issue of preventing falls becomes more important as you age.  Can you do something to prevent falls? Common Causes of Falls Some medications can cause drowsiness or dizziness, so you might want to check with your doctor if you experience these symptoms, to make sure that your medications are not [...]

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