Bone Health: Myths & Facts
- 12 Months ago
Bone health is often taken for granted until a bone is broken, or you are diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Here are some most common myths about bone:
Myth: Once bones are fully developed, they stop changing.
Fact: The human skeleton undergoes constant remodeling. A healthy bone maintains a tight balance between bone formation and resorption, so that the amount of bone at any time is usually "just right."
Myth: If you have osteoporosis, you shouldn't exercise because you might fall and break a bone.
Fact: If you already have osteoporosis, check with doctor before starting any exercise regimen. There are exercises that can strengthen muscles and improve balance, reducing your risk of falling.
Myth: Osteoporosis is an old lady's disease.
Fact: Women in their twenties and thirties can get osteoporosis. Bone loss in women can begin as early as age 25. Bone loss occurs silently & progressively.
Myth: Lots of milk builds strong bones.
Fact: An excess intake of meats, dairy (including milk) and eggs makes blood acidic drawing calcium from bones, leading to Osteoporosis. For good bone health have 1 to 2 servings of such foods, along with alkaline foods (fruits & vegetables), & exercise regularly.
Did you know?
Stirrup bone (smallest bone in the ear) is the size of half a grain of rice.