Happy Monday loves,
Did you know that May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month? TBH, I would not have given it a bit of attention until about three months ago. That is when I found out that I have Osteoporosis in my low back. At 52 years old! Here’s the thing. I had a a bone density scan in my mid 40s and everything was fine. Not even a lick of osteopenia (the precursor to Osteoporosis). The reason I requested the scan was that runs in my family and I wanted a baseline. I have a very small frame and that is a huge risk factor.
After I got that normal result, I sailed through the years taking calcium sometimes (meaning on average once per week), even though my doctor said to take everyday. Never really taking Vitamin D – I mean wasn’t I getting it from the cup of milk withy my coffee? Over that time, I went through menopause and did not give Osteo a lick of thought.
When my friend, Jill, mentioned she was going to a place called Osteostrong Lowry, I thought to myself, huh, that sounds interesting. I mean I know it will come one day so why not go see what this place does to prevent it?
Fast forward a few weeks. I joined as the pandemic was winding down and like everyone else, I was thinking about my quality of life. I better keep mine up so I can enjoy all those things I was dreaming of in quarantine. One of the first things they recommended was a bone scan so they could measure my results. That was a great first sign – I mean they must be prepared to put their money where their mouth was if they wanted data, right?
You could have bowled me over when I found out that I had fully developed Osteo in my back. So much so that my rheumatalogist had a huge course of bloodwork done to make sure there was not an underlying cause. Thank goodness, I found Osteostrong. Every week, I go and work towards building up my bones through their specialized series of exercises. I can’t do the explanation justice which is why I invited Jori and Lindsey to join me so that you can hear first hand how I am working to stop the progression of Osteoporosis. I plan to be here a long time and I am going to need those healthy bones to keep me standing!
Giveaway Opportunity! Check this out – Osteostrong Lowry is giving away a free month – see the details to the right. In addition, they are offering ALL Love, Glitter Girl readers the opportunity to try either an Infrared or Compression Boot session for free. Simply e-mail Osteostrong and mention Love, Glitter Girl. Great time to go find out what Osteostrong is all about!
I hope you enjoyed learning more about Osteostrong Lowry. I will definitely share my progress when I get my next bone density scan. In the meantime, TAKE YOUR CALCIUM and VITAMIN D!!!