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“Hologic for World Osteoporosis Day”


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hologic, Inc.

Truthfully I had never even thought about my bones very much. I never considered my likelihood to develop osteoporosis or anything of the sort.  To be honest I never really even could have imagined what it was like to be in my 30s, yet here I am.  With that I have learned that most people reach their peak bone mass around this age.

Our bones are changing all the time, new bone is made and old bone is broken down. When we are younger, it’s easier for new bone to be created at a quicker pace than how it breaks down and this increases our bone mass. As we age you lose a little bit more bone mass then you gain as this process continues throughout your life.

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More U.S. women die each year from complications of hip fracture than from breast cancer. A woman’s risk of hip fracture equals her combined risk of breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer.

In recognition of World Osteoporosis Day, let’s agree to educate ourselves on the health and lifestyle habits that can better our bone health – and the sooner the better, since our best chance to prevent osteoporosis and bone loss is in our young adult years.

What does that mean? It means that it is important to be aware of osteoporosis. If you’re anything like me, you might not even know what that is. Osteoporosis is a disease of your bones that happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone, or both. When this happens your bones become weak and could easily break from a fall or if it becomes very serious, even something more minor like a bump or a sneeze could have you seriously injured. Do I have your attention yet?

Your likeliness of developing osteoporosis depends on how much bone mass you have by the time you reach the age 30 and then how quickly it’s lost after that. The higher your peak bone mass, and the more bone you have, the less likely you are to develop osteoporosis.

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Knowledge is power when it comes to health and preventative care and one of the best ways to measure if you have bone loss is a DXA scan. Scanning your bone density or a DXA scan is basically an enhanced x-ray that measures for bone loss. It is considered the standard for measuring bone mineral density.

With world osteoporosis day coming up it’s important to create awareness around educating ourselves on how healthy habits can better our bone health. The sooner the better is best in checking your bone health.  The best chance you have to prevent having osteoporosis and loss of bone is catching it before it starts.

Prevention of osteoporosis is key and the two best ways is through diet and exercise. Making sure you get three key elements: calcium, protein, and vitamin D is paramount to a diet that can help prevent this disease. Exercise is right up there as well and surprisingly enough, weight bearing exercises are vital in keeping our bones healthy.

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Hologic is a leading global healthcare and diagnostics company with a focus on women’s consumer health. Hologic is sponsoring this post because the company is a leading developer of innovative healthcare products that enable women to lead healthier lives, everywhere, every day. To learn more about osteoporosis through Hologic, visit boneawareness.com, a website that Hologic launched in honor of National Osteoporosis Month (May).

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so being aware, getting a DXA scan and with the right diet and exercise you can potentially keep osteoporosis at bay.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hologic, Inc.

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