Bone Density

Can Age-Related Muscle Loss Be Prevented?

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Rightly, sarcopenia is becoming increasingly recognized as a serious health threat to aging populations everywhere. The gradual loss of physical strength can lead to greater risks of injuries, debilitation and overall frailty. Because there is no single cause for this deterioration, countermeasures are to be multifold.

Your Modern-Day Diet Is Robbing You Of Calcium And Healthy Bones

Marc Davis | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Living
Marc Davis

The biggest culprits for robbing your body of calcium are processed foods, including fast foods and beverages. A majority of them are full of unhealthy levels of sugar and/or salt, as well as excessive calories in most cases. But how exactly do acidic foods and drinks make your bones increasingly porous?

Resistance Training Benefits Go Beyond Better Strength

Blair Wilson | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Living
Blair Wilson

Performed using weights and weight machines, resistance training pushes your muscles to their limit and causes them to overcome the force of resistance. Through repeated resistance training, you create stronger and more resilient muscles, which benefits your overall health over time.

Junk Food Doesn't Just Go to Your Hips, it Gets into Your Bones

Cy Frank | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Living
Cy Frank

If you think junk food goes directly to your hips, you're right. But it gets worse. It gets into your hips, and into other bones in the body, too. Junk food, or more precisely, food that is high in fat and sugar, robs the skeleton of the building blocks it needs to grow and remain strong to ward off degenerative conditions like osteoporosis. The picture is not pretty.