When I was about twenty years old, I read a study that had determined the best way for women to prevent osteoporosis was for them to ensure that they were getting the recommended daily intake of calcium throughout puberty. As I finished reading, I thought about how much I wished I had found the article before I had already reached adulthood. Fortunately, research also showed that women were able to increase their bone strength at any age with simple measures including taking a calcium supplement and exercising regularly.
Osteoporosis is scary, there’s just no other way of putting it. Any disease that shows no symptoms until a serious injury has occurred is a frightening disease in my book. I can’t imagine how horrible it would be to be an elderly woman who has a minor slip and ends up with a badly broken bone as a result. Yet for one out of every four Canadian women over 50, such a tragedy could happen at any time.
Thankfully, Canadians have access to a wealth of information, resources and treatments where Osteoporosis is concerned, and an innovative new website has combined all of the best knowledge about Osteoporosis in one convenient place. On The Go Women is a great new website that helps women both to assess their risk of osteoporosis and to learn about ways of increasing bone strength and managing the disease. The website offers useful features like a Personalized Conversation Guide and a comparative listing of the various osteoporosis treatments.
On the Go Women contains so much useful information for women of all ages. From the food chart that lists the best sources of calcium and vitamin D to the risk assessment quiz to the quick Fact or Fiction questions that help increase overall osteoporosis knowledge, there is something for every woman on this informative site.
I may only be 29 years old, but as the article I read so many years ago illustrates, when it comes to something like osteoporosis, it’s never too early to start ensuring that your bones are strong and your lifestyle helps to keep them that way. But best of all, it’s never too late either! To learn more about osteoporosis prevention and possible treatment options, visit On the Go Women today and help ensure that osteoporosis will never slow you down!