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Physical Activity A Nutritional Supplement to Cure Osteoporosis. | Original Article

S. Muniraju*, Manjunatha K. N., in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that affects men and women, Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and loss of bone tissue that may lead to weak and fragile bones. If you have osteoporosis, you have an increased risk for fractured bones (broken bones), particularly in the hip, spine, and wrist. The word osteoporosis means “porous bones,” where porous essentially means “full of holes” -- and that accurately describes the condition of osteoporotic bones. According to International Osteoporosis Foundation; Osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds. Worldwide, 1 in 3 women over age 50 will experience osteoporotic fractures, as will 1 in 5 men aged over 50. By 2050, the worldwide incidence of hip fracture in men is projected to increase by 310% and 240% in women, compared to rates in 1990 Exercise of the right type, called “weight-bearing” or “load-bearing” exercise,” helps keep bones strong by causing the muscles and tendons to pull on the bones, which in turn stimulates bone cells to produce more bone. The load on the bones can be created by your own bodyweight, as in running or jogging, or by external weights like dumbbells or gym machines in a weight training program. The study not only throws light on causes and symptoms of osteoporosis but also gives a clear insight on how physical activities act as supplement to manage and prevent Osteoporosis.