At the beginning of the year, I do my Tour of Duty ~
I see my GP, Dentist, Gyno, Eye Dr., etc ~ and invariably they send me off for various tests. This year I am turning the BIG 6-0 and got to do extra tests like my Bone Density tests which I first did when I turned the BIG 5-0.
Ten years ago when I went for my results for my bone density tests, they wondered why I was there as they forgot to note my age when I popped in. My bones were the bones of a 20-year-old. I had taken various Calcium supplements since I was 13, as my Dr. recommended me as I would soon have my period and he felt that they would also help me be calmer as I was an elite athlete. I was delighted!
Now its ten years later and I wondered how my bones had fared, as I had survived my near-death experience 5 1/2 years ago and had not exercised quite as much as I might have liked. I had fallen once and almost broke my arm on the stairs at the church a few years ago. I was holding Sara my sick dog and Jack & Mia were on leash. It had rained when we came out from doing our prayers, and I fell hard, trying to protect Sara from being hurt.
When I got home with my dogs, my mobile was ringing and it was my friends asking me to join them at the bar for the Soccer Games. I said, ok, but I have a sore arm. I called my friend June who was a retired military nurse to ask her if she thought I had broken my arm. She asked me to press my fingers on the counter to see if I could... no pain? it's ok. Go have fun!
When I arrived at the Bar with the bag of frozen peas on my arm, my friends asked to look at it, and they were so shocked at the gigantic egg on my arm that was quickly turning color, they turned me around to go to the Hospital. When the good Dr at Emergency saw me he checked my arm and said, nope, its ugly, and will get uglier with the bruise, but your bones are not broken, they are flexible as they should be and it will simply be better in time.
Fast forward to last week, as I sat in the Dr. office awaiting the news of the results of my 60-year-old bones wondering if I did alright, she walked in and sat down to chat with me. Cydney, she said, all your tests are great, and your bones are like a 20-30 year old's. You do not have any risk of Osteoporosis or broken bones.
She asked me what I was doing to keep them healthy. I said I walk 40 minutes to an hour each day with my dog Jack. Plus I try to get to my exercise club Midtown Sanctuaire to exercise and that like everyone else, I needed to go more consistently, lol. Plus, I take my own excellent Strong Bones supplement, which not helps bones remodel and regenerate bone tissue. She asked me if I got constipated from the calcium, as many do. I said, no I take psyllium fiber am & pm and drink lots of water, too.
She said you look even better than you did 10 years ago. I am sure no one would believe your age. What do you do to keep yourself so balanced? I told her that my near-death experience required me to make some changes in my life to live a more balanced lifestyle. And that in fact, that was the subject of my good friend Beth Larsen's upcoming interview series in which I was one of 20 other women who had their own secrets to share.
So if you are looking to have strong bones and balance at any age, I encourage you to get out & about for a lovely walk, eat well and perhaps supplement with the extra crucial vitamins & supplements that will support your optimal health. Take a look-see at how balanced you are in your lifestyle and join us in Beth's wonderful interview series all about Business, Bliss & Balance.