Those bones: use them or lose them!

As mentioned in our post “the secret of rebounding” , one of the main benefits astronauts were interested in getting from rebounding was the increased bone mass, as they typically suffered from a loss of bone strength during their time in zero gravity.

Well, the good news is …we do not live in zero gravity, but the bad one is …we all age and with that comes a higher risk of loss of bone strength which makes us prone to suffering from osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the strength and mass of bones, making them fragile and susceptible to fractures. Although it’s most common in middle-aged and older women, osteoporosis can effect both men and women of any age.  Bones, after all, are living tissue that need “weight bearing” force to build and maintain their density. “Weight bearing” exercise uses the force of gravity against bones and muscle to achieve its results and when performed correctly, weight bearing exercise puts just enough pressure on bones to stimulate them so that they renew themselves, creating new cells to replace old ones and soaking up calcium, which makes them harder.

“Weight bearing” exercise is easy to do: it only takes a bellicon® and the joy that bouncing provides.

Remember, without proper diet and exercise, bone density continues to deteriorate over time and when you start seeing symptoms like back pain, a stooped posture, and bone fractures, consider the possibility you are suffering from osteoporosis.

What to do then?  Do not wait for the disease to begin or to get worse. Since changes of developing osteoporosis are quite great, invest in a healthier body today. Keep on with a healthy diet rich in calcium, enjoy the sun and pack up with vitamin D, and start rebounding.

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