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Bone-Fitness:  Your Bones & Muscles Healthy for Life

A healthy, active life is one in which you can participate in all the activities that make life worth living!  The OsteoBall, and its bone-fitness exercise program provide a key piece of what research shows is essential for long-term health and fitness.  Strong bones and muscles are without doubt a significant measure of overall health and vitality.

A Workout for Your Bones?

Exercising is number one for healthy and stronger bones. It is hard to believe, but exercises don’t just help your muscles, they help your bones. Scientific research proved that athletes have higher bone density then people who are not active.

There are two types of exercises, which are important for having healthy and stronger bones:weight-bearing and resistance exercises.

Weight-bearing exercises are the exercises that make your muscles work against gravity and make your bones handle your body weight. Exercises of this sort are: jogging, walking, football, tennis and etc.

Resistance exercises are the ones, which improve your muscle mass and with that help fortify and strengthen your bones. Weight lifting is an example for a resistance exercise.

Resistance exercises are very vital not only for your bone density, but for your heart, lungs, and blood circulation in general. Unfortunately, some people have a high pace life undervaluing the importance of exercising; others simply don’t feel comfortable exercising surrounded by the strangers in the gym.

There are many ways to keep your bones healthy and strong for longer time:

Personal habits like proper food diet, good amount of exercises, and giving up smoking and heavy drinking will increase your chances to keep your bones healthy and strong for a long time.

  • Starting early with the right nutrition is important. It is a fact that girls don’t obtain the needed amount of calcium during their teen years, which has great effect on their bone density in later life.
There is a variety of  food, which could give you the needed nutrition in your diet. Collard and kale are a must for your diet if you would like to have healthy and strong bones. Fortified calcium orange juice is also good for your skeleton in addition to kiwis and figs. Grain and milk products are excellent source of calcium and should be part of your every day diet since early childhood.
  • Dr. Robert L. Swezey, M.D., formerly the director of UCLA’s rehabilitation unit, and now the director of The Swezey Institute in Santa Monica, California, encountered similar complains coming from his patients. That’s how he came with the idea of creating inexpensive exercise equipment for your home. The Osteoball requires not more then 10 minutes per day to maintain healthy bones and tonus. All ten exercises concentrate on the major muscle groups, showing great success in building new bone mineral formations, and healthier, stronger bones. Now, you can easily achieve these great results surrounded by the comfort of your home, while watching your favorite TV show or news.