I’ve written quite a few times about mainstream medicine not seeing the forest for the trees. As it relates to osteoporosis, there might be a little light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to a study published in the British Medical Journal.
Lead Finnish researcher Dr. Jarvinen and team point to the reality that as it relates to fracture prevention, doctors are wrongfully concentrating on diagnosing osteoporosis while completely ignoring the patient’s risk of falling, especially in the elderly.
What’s more, the researchers make the stunning admission that BMD scores are inaccurate, and therefore, of little diagnostic value to prevent fractures. They further state that a large number of fractures could be avoided if the focus would be switched around. In other words…
The Key to Preventing Fractures is to Prevent Falls
They also criticize the current treatment protocol – from BMD testing to treating osteoporosis with drugs – stating that it fails miserably. And remember the nefarious Big Lie #2 I wrote about in ‘The Top 5 Osteoporosis Lies'? Incredibly, the researchers reveal the absolute risk reduction numbers, so that in order to prevent one hip fracture, no less than 577 women would have to take bisphosphonates for one full year. Hardly a solution, they assert, also bringing in numbers to show the staggering cost of such treatment.
And if the next part will sound familiar to you… well, it’s because I’ve been saying this for years. Dr. Jarvinen and researchers reveal the hushed-up statistic that 9 out of 10 hip fractures are caused by falling, and that for every 10 fractures, 8 happen to people WITHOUT osteoporosis.
Strength and Balance is What Matters Most
Their conclusion? That instead of diagnosing and medicating, doctors should identify those who are at risk of falling, help them reduce potential hazards at home, and recommend they practice strength and balance exercises on a regular basis.
Finally, some common sense! Strength – muscle AND bone strength – along with good balance are paramount to more than just preventing falls. They’re the key to living a productive and functional life; to feeling younger and to looking fit and trim.
Maintaining strength and balance give us the freedom to do anything we want so our lives will be more interesting and exciting, regardless of age. And to enjoy every day without the fear of fractures.
With this in mind I created the Densercise eBook System, an effective and quick way to strengthen the most important muscles and bones in your body. Thanks to the Density Training Method, critical bones such as hips, spine, shoulders, femur, wrists, fibula, tibia, and more are targeted for fracture prevention.
So what could be easier than to Densercise only three times a week for just 15 minutes to achieve the strength and balance you need to prevent falls?
Densercise, in a Nutshell
- All 52 Densercise moves are illustrated and include instructions so there’s no guess work and you can clearly follow along.
- A complete, full-body exercise system for your bones.
- It clearly walks you through a complete 4 week exercise schedule.
- Thanks to the super-targeted Densercise moves along with the Density Training Method, you only need to practice the moves for 15 minutes a day.
- Each day has 3 moves that target different muscles and bones.
- Everyday is different so you never get bored with the same old routine.
- The Densercise eBook features a variety of weight bearing, resistance, flexibility moves and more, making it the most complete bone exercise system to date.
- Plus you’ll get instant access to the Densercise Online Video Collection. Each move is demonstrated on video making it even easier for you to get started.
Stay strong and till next time,
1 Jarvinen R, et al. “Risk Of Falling Is Overlooked as The Major Cause Of Fractures In The Elderly. Shifting the focus in fracture prevention from osteoporosis to falls.” British Medical Journal. Volume 336, pp 124-6. January 18, 2008.