Why Women Need Strength Training

Erin Bahadur Calcium and Bone Health, Lifestyle Leave a Comment

One of the biggest things I’ve heard from female clients as well as the general population is that lifting weights will make them bulky. Despite how many articles or interviews dispel that fact, the myth continues to prevail. However, the strength work that a typical woman does is not enough to cause bulky, “manly” muscles. We simply aren’t built for …

National Osteoporosis Month: Resources for health and prevention

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May might be nearly over, however National Osteoporosis Month highlights a national health issue that affects more than 50 million Americans. Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body does not make enough bone, or when the body loses too much of it. These issues can also happen simultaneously. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, “The disease causes an …

What Millennial Women Need To Know About Bone Health

Danielle Omar, MS, RD Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

If you’re here on the Cal-EZ blog, I’m guessing you care about bone health. As I’m sure you know, Calcium and Vitamin D are essential to maximizing bone strength. What many women don’t realize is their bones reach maximum mineral density and strength around age 30. This means your diet (ie what you eat and drink every day) between the …

Are you Getting Enough Vitamin D this Winter?

Danielle Omar, MS, RD Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

Many of us don’t get enough calcium and vitamin D, especially during the winter months when there isn’t enough sunlight to stimulate the production of vitamin D from our skin. Vitamin D and calcium are critical for bone health, particularly during adolescence and after age 50. Vitamin D actually helps your body absorb more calcium and recent studies have shown …

5 Simple Holiday Travel Workout Tips

Erin Bahadur Calcium and Bone Health 2 Comments

The holidays can be a stressful time. Packing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, while often enjoyable, can also seem overwhelming. Trying to maintain a workout schedule in the midst of all of this can also add extra stress and may cause you to abandon it entirely. The good news is working out while traveling doesn’t have to …

Run Mama Run: Olympic Hopeful Races Amidst Postpartum Calcium Deficiency

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#trackpictuesday Always feel blessed to call myself a #TeamNB girl! A photo posted by Sarah Brown (@sarahmb15) on Sep 8, 2015 at 4:15pm PDT Elite runner Sarah Brown made headlines for competing in the Olympic trials nearly four months after giving birth to her first daughter. As a runner, she overcame incredible training obstacles and accomplished athletic feats that most of …

Bones: The Forgotten Organ

Hannah Seda Calcium and Bone Health 1 Comment

One day while lifting weights with a girlfriend she mentioned how lifting can strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis. I was a little taken aback because this was a fact I did not remember from all those health classes they make you take in school. I looked it up, and she was right. The National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that, …

Increasing the Absorption of Your Calcium Supplement

Jim Sliney, Jr. Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

Absorption of your calcium supplement is crucial for getting enough calcium into your body for it to work. Anything you eat has to be digested in order to be absorbed. When we eat food, chewing is the first step in absorption because it breaks food into smaller bits, saturates it with saliva which moistens it, and begins the digestion process. You …