Obesity and Osteoporosis

Dispelling the myth that overweight and obese people have a bone mass density advantage It is becoming less frequent that one can see articles about how osteopenia and osteoporosis are diseases that are more likely in individuals who are slight in frame. Well-established research for over 100 years has shown that additional axial mechanical loading on the musculoskeletal … [Read more...]

Exercise and Bone Health

"I exercise, so I don't have to worry about osteoporosis." The mechanics of running include a heel strike impact resulting in 3 to 4 times as much force as the body weight of the individual depending on speed (Heinonen, et al., 1996). For this reason, more injuries result from running or impact type fitness activity than non-weight bearing exercise. This has forced … [Read more...]