Bone Loss Increases With Lack of Pressure On Bones
Recent studies have found that 4.2 G’s or more of pressure can stimulate bone tissue so as to make it significantly stronger than the bones of those who do not subject themselves to stressful activities. Older people in another study, however, did not generate more than 2.1 G’s of force even while doing aerobics.
Quick walking, fast jogging or running, jumping up and down, and similar exercises can deliver enough G force to make bones healthier. These high-impact types of exercises, of course, should not be done in such a way as to break or damage the bone. Ken Griffin says that one has to find the balance between the danger of inactivity and the danger of over-stress. Older people generally will not be able to do the same level of high-impact exercises as younger people, but by doing the best that they can, they can still stay healthier and reduce risk of bone loss and breakage.
Even jaw bones shrink after a tooth is removed due to the lack of pressure exerted on that bone by the chewing motion of the tooth. It is no surprise therefore that other bones behave in like manner. When it comes to the body, there are a number of things that operate on a “use it or lose it” basis- bone is one of them.
Besides getting plenty of calcium and other important minerals, one should keep his or her bones active and properly stressed to ensure bone loss is avoided.