Did you know your skeleton is an organ and that it's constantly changing? As you get older, this process becomes more unbalanced and can possibly result in osteoporosis.
We spend a lot of time on some of the systems of our bodies - we eat right for energy and cardiovascular health and we use sunscreen to make sure our skin is protected but have you ever considered what’s happening to your skeleton? Seriously. Have you? Bone health is critically important to women in their 40s and 50s as estrogen significantly affects the rate of bone loss. That's the reason osteoporosis is most common in postmenopausal women. Estrogen helps regulate our bone remodeling process but as women go through menopause, our levels decline and this impacts the balance of bone-removing cells and bone-building cells.
I started OSTEGO after seeing my parents suffer from osteoporosis disease and learned the true opportunity to begin fighting it begins much earlier - in our 40s and 50s - and must be combined with a mindset of self advocacy and overall awareness. And so the opportunity to be proactive instead of reactive starts today, ladies. Afterall, good bone health is the one thing we're missing in our self-care routines.
Hundreds of millions of people have osteoporosis and the numbers have grown dramatically over the past decades and yet it still doesn’t get a lot of attention. Why? Because it’s viewed as an ‘old person’s disease’ and it’s frequently not diagnosed until after you’ve already broken a bone. How many of us know someone who has broken a hip? How many of us worry about a “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” scenario for a friend or parent? The bad news is that once you’re ‘old’ it’s more difficult to make natural, holistic changes to prevent it and good news is that we can take steps to improve our bone health that are easy, cheap, and feel great. And the time is now to start.
Preventative measures aren’t that sexy. But think of the time and money we all spend to avoid wrinkles! A lot! So let’s give our bones a little love. Besides - we aren’t alone.
Click here to learn which celebrities have osteoporosis or osteopenia and what they are doing about it. - See? We’re just like them!
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