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How To Kick-Start The Bone Building Cycle

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There’s an amazing and scientifically proven cycle that you can easily kick-start to build your bones and to noticeably improve your mood. I call this cycle the ‘Good Bones, Good Mood Loop’.

Today we’ll take an in-depth look at how this cycle works, and how you can use it to build your bones, feel happier and look better.

The ‘Good Bones, Good Mood Loop’

You’re certainly aware that exercise helps strengthen your muscles, and that weight-bearing exercise is vital for building bones. But you may not know that when you exercise regularly, something else – something remarkable – also takes place.

I call it the ‘The Good Bones, Good Mood Loop’ because it has three main components that work together. Here’s how it works:

  1. You kick-start the cycle by regularly practicing weight-bearing exercises such as walking, jogging, or your favorite sport.
  2. In response, your body releases “feel good” hormones, particularly endorphins, which elevate mood and ease pain.
  3. Exercise also decreases the amount of cortisol (the stress hormone) that your body produces, so it protects your bone density. Your mood is greatly improved by your body’s natural chemicals, and you feel more positive and energetic.

All these benefits make you more likely to exercise again, and the more regularly you exercise, the more the cycle perpetuates itself. That’s the loop!

Isn’t it amazing that something so simple can have such a profound effect on your wellbeing? And let’s not forget that engaging in regular exercise builds and strengthens your bones, thus protecting you from fractures.

More Good News: This Cycle is Scientifically Proven

According to a meta-analysis published in The Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, “In studies comparing an exercise group with some form of a control group, exercise is related to enhanced mood.” 1

We often receive e-mails at Save Our Bones from community members who fear they may be “too old” to benefit from the Program and its corresponding exercise program, the Densercise™ System. This comprehensive meta-analysis offers assurance that advanced age is all the more reason to exercise:

Of all age groups, the elderly have the most to gain by being active because of the effects of exercise on improved body composition, fitness, longevity, ability to perform personal care activities, and the management of arthritis or other debilitating conditions. 1 [emphasis mine]

So the fact that the emotional, psychological, and physical benefits of exercise increase as we age is good news indeed. And winter is a great time to kick-start your ‘Good Bones, Good Mood Loop’ since you might experience seasonal “blues.”

The Many Benefits of Exercise

In addition to building bone and lifting mood, regular exercise offers many other excellent benefits:

  • Strengthens your cardiovascular system
  • Increases energy
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces body fat
  • Increases muscle tone and flexibility
  • Boosts your self-image and confidence
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces stress

Here’s How You Can Kick-Start Your ‘Good Bones, Good Mood Loop’ Right Now

All of the benefits of exercise can be yours with Densercise™. This unique eBook system is specifically designed to increase bone density in just 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week. The moves target fracture-prone areas of the skeleton such as wrists, hips, and ankles. And one of the best things about Densercise™ is that you can do the exercises anywhere, without special equipment.

Your Densercise™ System is delivered to your inbox as a downloadable file within minutes of placing your order, so you can get started right away. In addition, you’ll have access to online videos if you need clarification of how to do the moves.

With Densercise™, you can kick-start your ‘Good Bones, Good Mood Loop’ right away and beat the winter blues (if you’re in the Northern hemisphere). If you live in the Southern half of the globe, the benefits of exercise still apply – and you have the advantage of being able to “densercise” outdoors if you like!

Click here to learn more about the Densercise™ System and the groundbreaking EpiDensity Training Method.

And remember, you can try it risk-free for 60 days.

Till next time,

References

1 Arent, S., Landers, M., et al (2000), “The Effects of Exercise on Mood in Older Adults: A Meta-Analytic Review.” The Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Vol.8, , , , pp.407-430. ISSN:1063-8652. Pdf. https://ulib.derby.ac.uk/ecdu/CourseRes/dbs/currissu/Arent_S.pdf

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  1. charlene February 10, 2014, 4:56 pm

    hello. can you please recommend a good calcium. I remember seeing on one of your emails but cant find it. My t scores are getting worse. And PLEASE put your densercise on a dvd. Thanks

  2. Maureen Pickford February 3, 2014, 5:53 am

    I recently took up Nordic walking to supplement the workouts I do in a health rehabilitation gym. Nordic walking exercises all major muscle groups, improves posture because it makes you stand up straight, the poles being behand you and not in front as with trekking poles, and it gives you a good cardio-vascular workout, all in the fresh air. Thanks for all your help and advice. My osteoporosis is in retreat and I take no medication al all. I’m nearly 68 now.

  3. Ann February 1, 2014, 2:24 am

    So very happy to vote – Yes! Hopefully, sometime
    you will be able to offer a DVD with all your
    exercises. Trying to use a book or computer doesn’t
    make it easy for, I think, most folks. Really do
    appreciate all the healthy recipes you share with us.

    Ann :)

  4. Marjorie Kolb January 31, 2014, 5:40 pm

    I just purchased your “Save Our Bones Program” but did not give my
    Email address, so here it is.
    Red Algae is the Calcium talked about a lot today. I began using it in March 2013 and after an October bone density test went from-3.8 to
    -3.2. I’m using Nature’s Way Alive Calcium Bone Formula – 4 a day. It does have Strontium in it (7mg) /4 tabs. Is there any other product that could be better? Just wondering.

  5. Leslie (Ms. L. Carmel) January 31, 2014, 2:00 pm

    Hi! Vivian,

    As Always, I Thank You Very Much For You Very Good Advice On Kick-Starting The Bone Building Cycle!
    Take Care And Stay Well.

    LOVE, LESLIE ( MS. L. CARMEL)

  6. joyce cormack January 30, 2014, 11:09 pm

    I also need a book form for Dansercize–do you have it in this form?

  7. Millie January 30, 2014, 11:08 pm

    Is it okay to do the dencercise exercises every day? And what happens after four weeks? Do you start all over again?

  8. Joanne January 30, 2014, 10:58 am

    I ordered Densercise a while ago and REALLY wanted a PAPER book because 1) I don’t know how to get an e-book from your site onto my NOOK and my laptop AND I can use a real book more easily, sine I can lay it open and there is no screen glare, And I wonder—what happens when my device really dies- no more book!? I really want this as a paper book!!! Please make it in a hard copy and send me one!!!’n

  9. susan January 30, 2014, 10:39 am

    can I order this in book form ?
    I don’t like reading programs like this on the computer.
    I like turning pages.

  10. Bettie January 30, 2014, 10:03 am

    I wish you would make a DVD for the densercise. I do not have access to a computer
    all the time and I hate exercise from a book. It’s too hard to figure out the right moves and if you do them wrong they are not going to help you.

    • Mary Kay Rudeen January 31, 2014, 8:04 am

      Yes a DVD would be awesome!!!

  11. Marilyn Pontuck January 30, 2014, 9:08 am

    I have always loved exercise. But now I have breathing problems that make it difficult to do many. Any suggestions?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA January 30, 2014, 12:14 pm

      Marilyn, I suggest you work with a trained physical therapist or doctor who is familiar with your condition. :) Breathing problems can be quite serious, so you want to check with a medical professional who knows your health history.

  12. Shar Longworth January 30, 2014, 8:40 am

    Question: Strontium seems to bother my stomach . Is it necessary to take with allgaecal plus?

    • Shar Longworth February 2, 2014, 1:40 pm

      Thank you for reply on strontium.
      IIs k2 good for 65+ if you are not on blood thinners?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA January 30, 2014, 12:11 pm

      Shar, I never recommend strontium, and here’s why: strontium tends to thicken bone, but it also makes it harder and more brittle. You can read more about strontium and why I do not recommend it at this link:

      http://saveourbones.com/strontium-demistyfied/

      The small amount of strontium that occurs naturally in algae-based calcium supplements is fine. :)

  13. Mickie January 30, 2014, 8:06 am

    Vivian, what is the brand name of the filter that you have installed in your shower head to clean up the water?

  14. Susan Castle January 30, 2014, 8:05 am

    I had hip replacement done 2 years ago, its the best thing ever, there is no more pain and I don’t limp or waddle anymore. I now do a 2mile walk most days and have lost about 16lbs in weight and I am hoping my osteopenia has been halted. I see an osteopath evey4-5 weeks and she keeps me on the right track and she was the one that recommended theSave your Bones programme which has been very helpful.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA January 30, 2014, 12:12 pm

      Glad to hear you’re free from pain and moving, Susan! :)

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