Yoga: Putting Practice into Osteoporosis

The so-called “fairer sex” has it rough.

If it isn’t an insatiable cocktail of monthly cycles and hormonal tidal waves, it’s the mere process of ageing that catches up with you. Of course, each person is different and therefore, the levels of effects are consistently varied. One of these effects is the possibility of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is the thinning of bones that can lead to them becoming brittle and fractured if left alone. It can be a painful process, with one in three women over 50 years old suffering from resulting bone fractures.

Common reasons as to why osteoporosis happens are factors such as age, low body weight and smoking.

Does that mean having to cut that well-earned, trim waist?

Far from it.

With the simple application of yoga into your schedule, the risks of osteoporosis occurring – or worsening – are outdone significantly according do Dr. Loren Fishman, a medical director at Manhattan Physical Medicine.

According to the Huffington Post, Dr. Fishman commented that, following extensive research on the benefits of yoga for osteoporosis, “I know [yoga] can help because I’ve done the studies. […] “We did a bone mineral density (DEXA) scan, then we taught half of them the yoga, waited two years, and did another scan. And not only did these people not lose bone, they gained bone. The ones who didn’t do the yoga lost a little bone, as you would expect.”

These safe and effective methods take the stress out of your bones; by practising yoga, you maintain a healthy balance of physical and mental health without compromising your health. By thickening the density of your bones, you will find that you will be able to do more without the fear of harming yourself.

Tweak your lifestyle and add a little extra strength to your body. You might surprise yourself.

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