Osteoporotic fractures become a significant health concern as people get older. In fact, the risk of incurring an osteoporotic fracture of the hip or wrist as well as vertebral fractures is on par with the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Many people with an osteoporotic fracture never fully recover; and in fact, for women with osteoporosis, the risk of dying from hip fracture is similar to the risk of dying from breast cancer, according to researchers.

Yoga for Osteoporosis: #4 Way to Reduce the Risk of Vertebral Fragility Fractures: Intervertebral Disc Integrity

Studies have shown that the weight-bearing capacity of the vertebrae, and therefore their ability to withstand loading, is linked to the integrity of the intervertebral discs . The vertebral discs act as shock... Read more

Yoga for Osteoporosis: #5 Way to Reduce the Risk of Vertebral Fragility Fractures: Posture

One of the most thoroughly researched risk factors for osteoporotic fractures is posture. In particularly, a kyphotic posture with a flattened lumbar spine has been linked with increased risk of fractures of... Read more

Yoga, Body Awareness, & Balance – Slowing the Age-Related Loss of Proprioception

Can yoga help us improve balance—and thereby reduce the risk of falls and injuries over time? In this article, we explore the answer to this question by exploring how yoga can help slow the loss of... Read more

Yoga and Meditation Boost Brain Function In Aging Adults New Study Shows

Most of us experience some signs of decreased mental function as we age. Now, a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that weekly yoga and daily meditation practice may boost memory... Read more
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Harvard Women's Health: Frequent Yoga Practice May Curb the Effects of Osteoporosis

Anyone suffering from osteoporotic bone loss can attest to how fear of falling and persistent bone fractures can undermine health, happiness and vitality. Harvard Women's Health Watch recently reported on a... Read more

Strength Building: How Long to Hold Poses

In the past, I have given some guidelines on how to use yoga poses to increase or maintain the strength of your both your bones and muscles. Based on some new information I have learned, I’d like to revisit my... Read more
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Study Indicates Yoga Can Prevent Osteoporosis-Related Bone Loss

Osteoporosis is a tremendous health concern for women over 50, causing more than 700,000 spinal fractures and more than 300,000 hip fractures each year in the United States alone. It is well known that weight-... Read more
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New Research Casts Doubt on Benefits of Osteoporosis Drugs

Are millions of women putting up with undesirable side effects of osteoporosis drugs not getting the hip fracture-preventing benefits that they are hoping for? And, do efforts to improve balance and prevent... Read more
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4 Surprising Facts about Longevity

Want to know the secret to longevity? Psychology matters at least as much as biology. Have you ever noticed that in spite of the media blitz urging you to eat veggies and pump weights, some of the most health-... Read more

Early Onset Osteoporosis Is a Concern for Millions

Most people think osteoporosis mainly affects older women. However, increasingly, younger people with chronic medical conditions are being afflicated by the bone density loss associated with osteoporosis... Read more