A few days ago, Candy Frazier, one of TSpot’s loyal clients sent me a link to a Fox News health article. That article referenced the actual study found in The Oxford Journal.
It featured an “exercise intervention” bone study of 145 Finnish women, between the ages of 70-78, over a 5-year period.
Now, before you discount yourself from reading any further, let me issue a few warnings.
If you are a younger female thinking this does not apply to you, let me get you to stop and rethink that decision for reasons you’ll discover in a moment.
And if you happen to be a young man reading this blog thinking you are wasting your time because it doesn’t apply to you, well, hold your horses partner … you too could be making a mistake. Especially if you are looking to start a family or have another child anytime soon.
For both genders — no matter your age — you should be paying close attention because what you are about to discover about your bone health affects you f-a-r more than you think it does.
Along these same lines, I’ve written two other reports you should get your hands on:
One entitled “An Exciting, But Counterintuitive, Method Significantly Increases Your Bone Mineral Density,” is found in the Orange County Journal of Health & Fitness, (you can get a free copy sent to your home by clicking here).
The other is offered as a special supplement to the OC Journal of Health & Fitness entitled, “Your Skeleton, Fertility, & How Long You’ll Live!”, which I’ll be happy to send you free of charge by requesting it here.
In both cases, research from around the world is proving there’s more to your bones than you probably ever imagined.
For example, did you know that shocking new research is classifying your skeleton as a hormone-producing gland?
When you think of glands, you think of your pituitary, pancreas, ovaries and testes … but who thinks of your bones as a gland?
This new research goes on to show how critical it may be for a young man to do all he can to increase his bone health if he’s looking to produce offspring.
According to this research, the less a young man’s bones produce a protein called osteocalcin, the less testosterone he’ll produce.
Ultimately what that means is, he’ll produce less sperm.
In other words …
Males whose skeletons do not secrete osteocalcin
may be poor breeders!
Now, if you know anyone struggling with infertility, you’d do them a favor to make sure they get a copy of this my special report to take to their doctor and have a candid discussion.
In the meantime, I’ll show you the most conservative and practical way to help solve this problem in a moment, but first let’s talk about young women of childbearing age.
While osteocalcin doesn’t seem to be connected to a female’s ability to conceive …
It may play an even greater, more vital and surprising role.
This study suggests that osteocalcin could be pulled from the mother’s bones and …
Cross the placenta to help shape the fetus’s brain!
Think of the implications of that discovery!
It’s phenomenal to think that a mother’s bones may be communicating with her child’s neurons even before birth.
The takeaways for men and women looking to have kids is noteworthy:
To give your child the absolute best advantage, do all you can to increase the bone density of both male and film partners before conceiving.
That’s because the higher the bone mass both partners carry, the greater capacity for osteocalcin production, leading to more hormone production.
Now, concerning the Fox News report featuring the elderly woman, it reinforces the research found in the OC Journal of Health & Fitness I referenced earlier.
And thankfully, at the rate science is advancing, it won’t be the last you hear coming down the pike.
The Cliff Notes version of the Fox News report shows that the women who partook in a year-long strength and balance program were 62% less likely to be injured in a fall over the next 5 years.
But the real eye-opening revelation in the Fox report is the same that I revealed in my report, “An Exciting, But Counterintuitive, Method Significantly Increases Your Bone Mineral Density.”
With osteoporosis affecting 44 million Americans, (50% of all women, and 25% of all men over age 50) causing 2 million fractures every year, it’s highly likely you know someone who’s a victim.
In fact, with numbers like that, it’s in your best interest to assume that YOU, yourself are a victim of bone mineral loss.
As you know, Osteoporosis is a thinning of the bone mineral density, which leads to breaks in the bone, most commonly at the hip.
So it may come as a surprise that the Fox News report agrees with my earlier research findings that you need to do the most counterintuitive workout imaginable …
You Need To Impact Them!
It’s true. A well designed, high impact exercise program is proving to build bone density rapidly. (Well designed, being the operative phrase. Don’t be silly with this.)
And it’s not just bone density that is benefiting either.
Now, hot off the press research is revealing that jumping helps to build cartilage in the knees of women aged 50 – 65.
Over the course of a year, MRI scans showed a 7% increase in knee cartilage buildup and they experienced an increase of knee extension force of 11%.
The obvious conclusion to all this is pretty straightforward; bone tissue can turn soft and brittle due to a lack of strength and impact training.
No matter how you look at it, if you are young or not so young, science is stacking proof upon proof that you need to take your bone health seriously.
I hope you will.