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Yoga — A Valuable Exercise for the Prevention of Osteoporosis

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  • Bone-weakening is common with aging, especially among women. It can be prevented, and possibly even reversed though, through lifestyle strategies such as eating real food and exercising
  • Besides weight-bearing exercises, research reveals yoga can also be helpful for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, and is safe even for those with weakened bones
  • Certain nutrients, including animal-based omega-3 fat, calcium, vitamin D, K2 and magnesium are also critical for strong bones

By Dr. Mercola

Bone weakening is a common problem associated with aging. In most people, sometime during your 30s, your bone mass will begin to gradually decline. For women, that bone loss can significantly speed up during the first 10 years after menopause.


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