Thursday, 8 September 2016

It's official - I am below average

Today I had it confirmed.   I went, after a gap of some years, for a check and was told by a young, slim,  attractive woman that I was below normal.   At least the bone density of my hip and spine are;-)
Apparently at my age and stage there isn't too much I can do except have lots of weight bearing exercise, eats lots of yogurt, broccoli  and fish.   Sounds good to me.
Recently I started the Couch to 5Km programme as I no longer go to the gym after work and tonight I had broccoli and cheese for dinner with yogurt as dessert.  What a good girl am I.
Now I'm going to finish off a hardanger needlecase -  and my book.



6 comments:

  1. Me too Margaret. I receive an injection every six months to try to slow down my osteoporosis. Did she say you were osteopenic? I was told this years ago when I was first diagnosed and before I was put on medication. I'm currently waiting for the results of my last Dexa scan from a few weeks ago which will show if the injections are working or not.

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  2. A change in diet and exercise can make a difference. A friend of mine made the necessary changes and her bone density improved.

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  3. Good for you.....I should follow your lead and exercise....
    xxx

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  4. Sorry to hear you are below 'normal' but you are right, you can eat with maintaining your density in mind. Like you, I love those foods too luckily tho' I don't eat enough fish. I just love your Mary Beale wreath. Lovely work.

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  5. At least they had some advice for you. I've only had one health MOT and she said I was incredibly healthy and got one of the lowest scores she'd seen, the only way I could have improved it was to be 20 years younger!

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  6. Ah yes, am in the same club. Exercise plus a weekly pill... (sigh)

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