Support for Bone Health

Support for Bone Health

Have you ever thought about if you have strong and healthy bones? Do you have concerns about breaks or fractures as a result of a fall or injury? Maybe you have a bone related health illness and want to know how to prevent or reverse the disease? Supporting your bone health can advance your overall health and wellness by improving your balance, posture, strength, power, agility and energy. Yes, this can all be done by having healthy eating habits or a medication. But what if there was another scientific way that allows you to grow and support healthy bones without pain, soreness or fatigue?

I had the privilege to speak with Caryn Semelka- Part Owner, Manager and Certified Session Coach of OsteoStrong Garden City, located in Long Island, NY where she uses science and technology to help people improve their bone health to attain a better quality of life.

Q: What is Osteostrong?
A: OsteoStrong is for people of all ages. It’s a unique place where you can go to improve your overall health by focusing on the foundation of your body: your skeletal system. It’s a scientifically-advanced, non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical, skeletal strengthening system.

Q: What is the science behind the Osteostrong method and how did it get started?
A: OsteoStrong is based on a principle called “osteogenic loading.” It has been known for over 100 years that the way to strengthen the skeletal system is with pressure. Through scientific research it was discovered that the stimulus, or amount of pressure, required to trigger growth of healthy bone tissue, known as “osteogenesis,” was 4.2 multiples of an individual’s body weight. This is an extraordinary amount of pressure and for most people isn’t possible to achieve. But, OsteoStrong has developed a unique system that allows for just about anyone at any age to safely experience the pressure of 4.2 times their own body weight and much more.

Q: What are the benefits of participating in Osteostrong?
A: People who are participating in this system right now are seeing rapid improvements in their physical performance. Individuals are also experiencing increased bone and muscle density, increased energy and strength, improved posture, agility, flexibility and balance. Additional benefits are a reversal or elimination of joint and back pain, an avoidance or reversal of osteoporosis and an avoidance or reversal of Type 2 Diabetes.

Q: What occurs during an Osteostrong session?
A: The OsteoStrong circuit consists of 4 different pieces of equipment. These machines enable “growth trigger events” through simulated force pressure, targeting a specific area of the body. Each session is guided by an OsteoStrong session coach, so an individual never goes through a session on their own.

Q: How often should one participate in an Osteostrong session?
A: An OsteoStrong session is just once per week and takes less than 15 minutes.

Q: Why does bone health matter?
A: Bones perform several important functions. They provide protection to internal organs, a frame to keep our bodies supported and allow us to move. They also produce red and white blood cells, store important minerals such as calcium and phosphorus, and aid in detoxification by removing heavy metals and other foreign elements from the blood. If your bones aren’t strong and healthy, then all of these functions are compromised.

Q: How can someone get started with Osteostrong?
A: Anyone can reach us by phone at (516) 243-9256 or email at gardencity@osteostrong.me.

Q: How can we connect with Osteostrong (on social media)?
A: We are on Facebook @OsteoStrongGardenCity and Instagram @OsteoStrongGC. Our company website is www.osteostrong.me.

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The Truth About Calcium

The Truth About Calcium

Calcium is an essential nutrient needed for our body functions. It is most known for helping to build strong and healthy bones. As children grow, there is an emphasis to make sure that they have enough calcium and vitamin D for the bones to be able to grow healthy and strong. This in turn, will provide a more stable bone mass during the senior years. Bone health and development is a life-long journey. Therefore, calcium is a very important mineral in the body as we age. However, most adults do not get the recommended amount of calcium that the body needs.

But why is it important to get the right amount of calcium? Why should we care? When we don’t get enough calcium, one can suffer from a deficiency. Hypocalcaemia is the official medical term for a calcium deficiency. As a result, one may experience symptoms such as muscle spasms, muscle cramps or an abnormal heart rhythm. Did you know that about 99% of our body’s calcium is stored in our bones and teeth? A long-term calcium deficiency can lead to changes in our dental health, brain alterations which may lead people to become depressed or confused, and also weak nails and brittle bones.

Bone-related health concerns such as osteopenia and osteoporosis, should be enough of a reason for making calcium a priority in our lives. This is because we cannot see the effects of our bone health immediately. We unfortunately do not typically take action until things have progressed, which at that point it may be too late.

Do you ever wonder why bone health is not talked about as much? Is it because we think or we assume that we know so everything we need to know about bone health and calcium? Bone health is not something to be taken lightly because it affects every aspect of our body. Here are five common things we think we know about calcium:

  • Calcium is only good for bone health.
  • I can only get calcium from dairy products
  • All dairy products are a good source of calcium
  • I can get all the calcium I need from supplements
  • Only kids are in need of calcium

At one point in your life, have you thought or believed one or more of the above statements? I know I have. However, all of those statements are false! When we adapt to a healthy lifestyle and adding calcium based foods on our diet, it will go a long way in ensuring our calcium intake. There are many theories and things said about calcium. But, we need to take our time and understand the truth about calcium, its benefits and importance.

If you want to learn more about these misconceptions about calcium, then please Download my 5 Myths About Calcium List. On this handout there is a breakdown on each myth and provide information on the truth about calcium. Check it out here!

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