Osteoporosis

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Currently in my family my mother and my grandmother both have osteoporosis. “Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decrease in the density of bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones” ("Osteoporosis", 2012). Osteoporosis can cause bones to break very easily. All it takes is the slightest accident and you can end up with a fracture or a complete break. The spine, hips, ribs and wrists are the most common bones broken because of this disorder. All of these most often are a result in a fall, but can happen at any point during a slight trauma. Currently there is about 55% of the population over the age of 50 that have osteoporosis or osteopenia. ("Osteoporosis", 2012) “One in two Caucasian women will…show more content…
Because at the moment I do not have osteoporosis I am going to start with high-impact weight-bearing exercises. Jogging and hiking alone with dancing are a few of my favorite things to do. Golf is also an exercise that is on my to-do list. I would like to start doing these within the next two weeks. Weather permitting I can, but in case it does not clear up I have a treadmill and can at least start that way. With all of these goals there are going to be things that will set me back. I have been smoking for 10 years now and at this point it has become a habit for me. Drinking is something that we do when we go out with friends or over to their houses, so when they are drinking it will be difficult to turn it down. I need to have the will power in order to do both of these things. Making a lunch requires me to get over being lazy and to make myself stand in the kitchen to make a meal. This is will be a little bit easier as long as I remember I may get osteoporosis if I do not start eating healthy. Exercising is the same, I am so tired after work that I just want to lay around and do nothing. But as I mentioned before with the sun coming out more and more this will be easier for me to do. In order to ensure that I am keeping up with my goals I am going to make a chart to keep track of when I follow them. I am hoping to be consistently following them by

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