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Balance Your Way to Fitness After 50
Posted By Barbara Hannah Grufferman On October 24, 2013 @ 5:52 pm In Personal Health,Your Life | Comments Disabled
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation , we lose 1 percent of bone mass every year after 50. In fact, for some of us, especially women, bone loss can happen very quickly, causing us to lose up to 20 percent of our bone density during the five to seven years following menopause, paving the way for osteoporosis. And, having osteoporosis is the biggest risk factor for breaking a bone if we fall.
The goal, then, is to build better bones and keep ourselves steady on our feet so we don’t fall.
One of the essential keys to positive aging is to embark on — and stick with — a fitness plan  that is doable, sustainable, and that incorporates the three pillars of overall fitness:
Take a look at this short video from “The Best of Everything After 50″  web series for the AARP YouTube Channel for tips on how you can balance your way to fitness, every day, and a few balance exercises you can do anywhere, even when standing on line at the supermarket!
Barbara Hannah Grufferman is the National Osteoporosis Foundation  Ambassador for Bone Health. For more tips on living your best life after 50 (or 60, or 70…) check out bestofeverythingafter50.com . Find her on Facebook  or on Twitter at @BGrufferman .
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