Take bone pain seriously. Don't dismiss a potential stress fracture as a simple shin splint that requires nothing more than training through it. Muscles can become uncomfortable during hard training but usually recover rapidly.
That amazing hormone estrogen is believed to be what's happening here. Alcohol raises levels of estrogen in postmenopausal women, and for the bones and the heart, that's a good thing. For breasts, not so much.
The key to beating osteoporosis is doing a few simple things that will keep your bones strong: eat calcium-rich foods, get an adequate amount of Vitamin D, and do strength-training exercises several times a week.
I want to help you be as juicy, gorgeous, healthy and happy as you can be, from your cells to your soul. But I've got to tell you about a new study that rattled my bones. Bottom line? Abstinence may help reverse bone loss.