Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle – so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses like bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone.
Your bones are in a constant state of renewal — new bone is made and old bone is broken down. When you’re young, your body makes new bone faster than it breaks down old bone and your bone mass increases. Most people reach their peak bone mass by their early 20s. As people age, bone mass is lost faster than it’s created.
Chances of developing osteoporosis
How likely you are to develop osteoporosis depends partly on how much bone mass you attained in your youth. The higher your peak bone mass, the more bone you have “in the bank” and the less likely you are to develop osteoporosis as you age.
The bioDensity system safely aids in increasing bone density by stimulating the body’s natural bone generation process. Based on existing science of bone compression, bioDensity applies optimal biomechanics for the self-compression of bone, stimulating adaptations of density in bone, tendons, and ligaments.
Imagine that you fill a wheelbarrow up with heavy bricks until you can just lift it a fraction of an inch with all your might. And now, imagine that each week you return and add an additional brick to the wheelbarrow. Believe it or not, within a short amount of time, you will likely be looking for a larger wheelbarrow!
Healthier U Jupiter utilizes the BioDensity machine which consists of four simple yet comprehensive isometric exercises (chest press, leg press, core pull and vertical lift). The user creates a maximum isometric load which is self-induced meaning there is little to no exercise risk. The equipment precisely measures, tabulates and records user force output 30x sec. via patented load cell/software interface throughout each session. All physical efforts are recorded, compared and contrasted over time. Each user receives a Performance Report at the conclusion of each training session.
This simple principle of high intensity skeletal loading followed by a timed recovery period is the basis of an exercise therapy known as osteogenic loading. Osteogenic loading is a series of short, monitored resistance activities (the bioDensity machine) that trigger the body’s natural bone building processes, which continue for days after the OL event. Osteogenic loading isn’t difficult, and anyone from children to people well into their nineties can do it. Unlike osteoporosis medications, which have unpleasant side effects and can take weeks or months to work, OL has no side effects and begins working immediately. OL sessions are brief and easy, and people who do it don’t even break a sweat. Studies have shown that osteogenic loading increases bone density by up to eight percent within six months, whereas weight bearing exercise alone may add less than two percent.
When to see a doctor?
There typically are no symptoms in the early stages of bone loss. You may want to talk to your doctor about osteoporosis if you went through early menopause, took corticosteroids for several months at a time, or either of your parents had hip fractures.