An osteoporosis client of mine asked a very interesting question yesterday. She wanted to know if poor circulation could reduce her bone health.
This is an excellent question and is rarely talked about when it comes to improving bone health. Bone is a very metabolically active tissue. It requires a good blood supply to deliver oxygen, protein and minerals. But you rarely hear about the importance of your circulation as it relates to healthy bone.
A good test for your bone blood supply is your general conditioning levels. General conditioning, especially your cardiovascular and muscular strength can tell you a lot about the health of your bone blood supply.
The lower your score for general conditioning, the poorer your general circulation will be and the blood supply to the bone. A low blood supply to the bone will inhibit healthy new growth even when you may be eating properly and taking all the right supplements.
So make sure that the exercise program that you follow is personally designed for you and includes enough intensity to improve your conditioning, general circulation while providing a healthy blood flow to your bones.
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Edited May 12, 2010 at 8:48 am