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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!!!

Love,

Glitter Girl

 

One thought on “Let’s Get Down to the Bare Bones of It

  1. Thank you so much for this informative post. I learned so much and will definitely be looking into my bone health.

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