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Osteoporosis

I On Beauty: Chapter 3 Surviving Challenges: Post 50

Irene Michaels | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

The one common element to all of these extraordinary recoveries was the person's positive state of mind, whereby nothing was going to get in their way or prevent them from returning to their previous lifestyles; which enabled them to pursue all of their goals, some of them even bigger and better than before.

Surviving Challenges After 50

Irene Michaels | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

A few years ago I had an accident while on my horse, Marc, that resulted in a fractured femur in six places; I was unable to move and had to be transported in an ambulance.

Elderly Women Prefer Death to Suffering a Hip Fracture

Andrew Dudley | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrew Dudley

Speaking at the 7th International Conference of the Society on Sarcopenia, Cachexia and Wasting Disorders (SCWD), Professor Maria Fiatarone from the U...

7 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Protect Your Bones At Any Age

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

May was National Osteoporosis Month but right now is the best time to figure out how to lower your risk of breaking a bone and avoid osteoporosis down the road. The good news is it's ridiculously easy to put yourself on the right path.

It's Baaaaack! Swimsuit Season Is Lurking Around the Corner

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Like the changing of the seasons, during perimenopause and menopause, our bodies change too (and not always for the better). It's how we deal with those changes that determines how we are perceived by others.

Wake-Up Fall in Your 60s

Celeste Carlucci | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Celeste Carlucci

Your 60s are a great time to start making each walk a mindful meditation. Pay attention to every step.

Menopause Mondays: Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Give New Meaning to 'The Big O'

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The big “O” brings to mind mood music, our favorite lover, and moans of ecstasy. For those in menopause and postmenopause, the new &ldquo...

Does Milk Really Help Build Strong Bones?

Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By Joseph Bennington-Castro for Men's Journal In the United States, milk has become synonymous with strong bones. It's long been a recommendation b...

8 Moves For Better Balance

Jenn Zerling | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenn Zerling

If you wish to challenge your balance with the simplicity of your own body weight and the ground, do the program below, all of which are performed in yoga classes.

7 Easy Ways To Build Strong Bones

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Bone building reaches a peak during adolescence but then slows after age 25. In addition to this natura...

No More March Madness - Conquer Your Mood Swings

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When you say "March Madness" many people will automatically think of the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournaments. However, if you are speaking with a woman in perimenopause or menopause, "March Madness" is not a game she wants to go into overtime with

New Study Reveals Yet Another Health Benefit Of Marriage

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

It's pretty well known that marriage is good for your health, and now a new study says those health benefits run bone deep. Using data from 632 U....

6 Easy Steps To Stronger Bones

Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Here at Huff/Post50 we've written about the ways your body gets stronger as you age-- you get fewer colds, enjoy better sex, and have clearer skin, ju...

Do You Need to Take Vitamin D?

A. Marc Gillinov, M.D. | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.

Many otherwise healthy individuals take vitamin D supplements with the hope of preventing osteoporosis. Don't do it. It doesn't work. Vitamin D supplements do not prevent osteoporosis.

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong -- Part 2

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In Part 1 of this series I discussed what factors contribute to bone health and various ways to assess the health of your bones. Now I will discuss th...

10 Best New Year's Resolutions for 2014

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

New Years, and the time I always resolve to lose more weight, is arriving. Will I once again choose a diet du jour, and try to follow it for a few months, only to slip back into my favorite high calorie snacks and desserts?

The One Exercise You Should Try Before You're 30

Posted 01.23.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul This type of move has major anti-aging benefits—and the earlier you start doing it, the better. Before we tell you, let's go...

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong -- Part 1

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

Good bone health is a matter of balance. To maintain healthy bones we must take in enough of the right bone building nutrients and avoid taking in too many bone robbing substances. And we must balance the non-active parts of our lives with activities that encourage strong bones.

The Most Important Health Habit For Women Over 50, From Dr. Oz (VIDEO)

Posted 11.12.2013 | MarloThomas

What's the most important health habit for women over 50? According to Dr. Oz , Daytime Emmy Award winning host of "The Dr. Oz Show," paying careful a...

2 Preventable And Treatable Menopause Symptoms Women Choose To Ignore

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Sadly, while research shows that many women are simply too embarrassed to talk about the issue with their health care providers, doctors are just as reticent to bring it up. Result? Women are left dangling in limbo: wanting to fix it, but not sure how.

How Much Muscle Have You Lost Over the Past 10 Years?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

The idea of even starting to exercise after entering middle age and beyond may be as attractive as swimming with sharks. Yet current research is indicating that as muscle mass decreases, so also does muscle strength.

Natural Path to Healthier Bones

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

If you can make healthy anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes along with having an astute integrative practitioner guiding you while you are being safely monitored by your regular doctor, you'll probably be happy with your bone health results in the next few years.

Unfit Doctors Withhold Lifesaving Intervention

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

A generation ago no one paid any attention to the lifestyle, fitness or health of the doctor. It was assumed that a cardiologist could be overweight and even smoke and still be an effective cardiologist. We now know that the health of the healer directly impacts the patient.

Hey Women: Paint-on Muscles Aren't Going to Help When You're Old

Dana McMahan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana McMahan

We need to stop accepting the magazines stories that tell us to avoid bulking up at all costs, especially when that cost could be to our bone health.

Are You Actually Too Old For Running?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

A few years ago -- around the time I was turning 50 and trying to come to grips with the changes my body, mind and life were going through -- I decided to start running, against my better judgment.