Osteoporosis and physical activity
Decreased bone mineral density is a troubling condition that greatly increases the risk of fracture occurrence. It is characterized by lack of calcification and reduction of bone mass, leading to an increase in bone fragility.
Women at Menopause are at increased risk because of the decreased levels of estrogen and hormonal imbalance that are felt at this stage of a woman's life.
It is known today that this condition, regardless of being associated with precursors such as genetic factors and diseases that compromise the skeletal system, can be prevented by adopting healthy life habits such as a balanced diet and the practice of physical exercise.
Prevention of osteoporosis begins very early in our childhood with the ingestion of foods rich in calcium, essential for building a good bone mass. Sun exposure is also an essential factor in the production of Vitamin D, the hormone responsible for the correct absorption of calcium levels.
Parallel to these two factors, and also essential, is the practice of physical exercise. Studies show that physical exercise improves bone mineral density and physical strength in postmenopausal women with low bone mass.
Text by Tâmara