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Column: Exercise for management of osteoporosis, osteopenia | Columnists
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Column: Exercise for management of osteoporosis, osteopenia | Columnists

You probably know multiple people who have a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia. Osteoporosis-associated fractures can reduce quality of life and even have a mortality risk. The good news is we can work to prevent osteoporosis throughout our lifespan.Two main contributing factors to osteoporosis later in life include low peak bone mass and a high rate of bone loss. 40-60% of our peak bone mass is developed during adolescence, and the peak occurs during our late 20s or early 30s.Exercise is an essential factor for the achievement of high peak bone mass. Conversely, a high rate of bone loss can occur for many reasons.Exercise is also an essential factor ...
Exercise Is Essential to Cardiovascular Health
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Exercise Is Essential to Cardiovascular Health

Hong Kong College of Cardiology: 80 percent of cardiovascular disease patients did not exercise sufficiently.The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left most people indoors, and many find it hard to maintain their workout routines. According to a survey by the Hong Kong College of Cardiology, 80 percent of cardiovascular disease patients did not exercise sufficiently. In comparison, 30 percent of adults have reduced their exercise frequency since the pandemic. President of Hong Kong College of Cardiology, Dr. Andy Chan Wai-kwong, shared that the death rate from heart disease has increased during the pandemic. Dr. Chan called on the public to exercise more at home while staying in to improve heart health. According to the Center for Health Protection, 6,561 people died from heart disease in H...