When thinking about fitness, we tend to focus on things like muscle gain and healthy eating. It's not as often that we talk about our bones, but they play an important part in our overall health and wellness. OsteoStrong St. Louis explains how specifically caring for your bones can improve other areas of your physical fitness.
"The skeletal system is the foundation of your body and provides more than just strength and protection; it's arguably one of the most critical systems of the human body."
OsteoStrong sessions utilize a series of robotic musculoskeletal treatment devices that allow axial compression of bone to emulate the effect of impact, we call this Osteogenic Loading. Because of the robotic optimized positioning of the human body, loading forces go through the human bone that are far higher than those seen in daily activity or weight training. Heavy loading is already understood and recommended by all international bodies of medical education, but at OsteoStrong, we make it safer.
Research shows that the stimulus required to trigger growth of healthy bone tissue is 4.2X body weight. Achieving that level of stimulus would be difficult for many without the OsteoStrong Spectrum System. However, OsteoStrong members easily, safely and without injury or pain, achieve forces in excess of 5 to 12 times their own body weight.
At age 30, virtually everyone starts to lose muscle strength. In fact, if eating right and working out could hold off this natural course of aging, we would see professional athletes continuing their careers well beyond their 30s.
One of the symptoms of declining musculoskeletal strength is a loss of balance. Because you engage your central nervous system and entire musculoskeletal system in a brief but very unique way at OsteoStrong, one of the benefits is an almost instant improvement in balance and agility. In fact, it's one of the first things that people notice.
Osteoporosis is a condition of the bones specific to their density. It occurs when you lose too much bone and/or make too little bone. As a result, your bones become weak and may break from a fall. About 54 million Americans have low bone mass, which means they are at increased risk for Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis actually means “porous bone.” If you look at healthy bone under a microscope, you'll see that parts of it look like a honeycomb. If you have osteoporosis, the holes and spaces in the honeycomb are bigger than they are in healthy bone. Many people age 50 or older make a decision to have a bone density test.
There are multiple, well-proven and safe approaches to treating type II diabetes and metabolic dysfunction. Fortunately, these different approaches can be used individually, or in conjunction with one another. When viewed as single therapies, however, it is OsteoStrong that performs the best compared to the other standards of care in the reduction of HbA1c (long term blood glucose measures).