Egoscue, Osteopenia & Osteoporosis
Two of the most common, but seldom talked about conditions our clients have are osteopenia and osteoporosis. They are common because the vast majority of clients believe that these conditions, which both mean that one has lost bone mineral density (BMD, with osteopenia being a precursor to osteoporosis, simply come with age. They believe that, “Once I’m “older” I’ll have osteoporosis, and there’s nothing I can do about it!”
The good news is, that’s not the case! There are several ways to fight osteopenia and osteoporosis. The National Institutes of Health recommends upping your calcium intake to at least 1,000 milligrams per day.
I’ll recommend you do Egoscue. Proper bone density is directly related to proper posture. If your body is in the right position, gravity has a positive impact on your skeletal system. With the skeletal system properly aligned, done density increases. When the body is in a compromised position, gravity has a negative impact on the skeletal system and bone density is lost.
I was on a Skype appointment with a client of mine in St. Louis last week when she mentioned the results of her latest bone density test. A little over a year ago she was diagnosed as having osteoporosis. This year she was diagnosed as having osteopenia! She had actually increased her bone density, despite being over a year older. Still think these conditions are due to aging? Think again! She is reversing the “aging” process, and you can too!
QUESTION: Have you been diagnosed with one of these conditions? What are you doing to combat it?