Human bones are remarkably flexible and respond surprisingly quickly to change.
HOW TO CHANGE BONE STRUCTURE & INCREASE BONE DENSITY NATURALLY:
You can increase bone density at any age - and very easily by simple pastimes such as walking the dog, or taking a stroll in the fresh outdoor air.
Recommended Activities - Walking, Biking, Mini-Trampoline, Stretching, Light Weights,
WHAT CAN BONE STRUCTURE TELL US ABOUT FITNESS?
Put under stress through physical exertion - such as brisk walking - bones gain in strength as the fibers are added or redistributed according to where strains are highest.
The ability of bone to adapt to loading can change the structure of human bone tissue. Bone is quickly and easily affected by a change in mobility and loading - even with a Balance Ball.
The decline in physical activity in our culture has comprised our health and can even lead to the increase of disease conditions such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
The good news is that even moderate physical exercise and light weight-bearing activities can improve these conditions - and all without any additional medications!
BUT WORK UP TO IT GRADUALLY & SLOWLY OVER TIME!
Due to sedentary lifestyles, it's a good idea to increase activity incrementally. Just take a slightly longer walk each day as well as slowly increasing weight bearing loads.
This can be accomplished by using a light set of hand weights during your walk, or a light weight belt to which additional weight can be added over time.
Experts claim that people today are 10 per cent smaller and shorter than their hunter-gatherer ancestors.
...And that the leg bones of early farmers were equal to that of cross-country runners.
Earliest humans were larger and ‘more robust’ than their modern-day counterparts. This is due to high-mobility tasks such as those associated with tending crops and livestock.
However, with task specialization, as more and more people began doing a wider variety of crafts and behaviors, fewer people needed to be highly mobile.
And with modern technological innovation, physically strenuous tasks have been made even easier. The result has been a reduction in mobility of the population as a whole, along with a reduction in the strength of limb bones.
THE SOLUTION TO THE MODERN LIFESTYLE:
Since our lifestyles no longer offer a wide variety of physical activity, we simply need to add in a brisk daily walk or bike ride each day.
If these can't be done outdoors, an indoor exercise bike or treadmill can do the job on bad weather days. Light indoor aerobics and stretching is also a great option.
"YOU GOT TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT" - JUST HAVE FUN! : )
(FREE CHAIR EXERCISES HERE & HERE.)
(FREE STRETCHING EXERCISES W/ CHART HERE.)