Like it or not, aging is a part of life, and with aging return several challenges that negatively affect one's health and fitness. One such ailment that has affected over 10 million Americans is Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis may be a condition characterised by decreased bone mass and also the loss of bone tissue. The name literally means, "porous bones," or "holes in bones." That does not sound too nice now does it?
Osteoporosis is characterized by the progressive thinning of the bones in your body. This ends up in weak brittle bones, that is very vulnerable to fracture. Sufferers of osteoporosis commonly see such fractures in the hip and spine. Injuries in these regions of the body greatly affect their health and fitness level. Osteoporosis-related injuries can often last for long periods of time, typically resulting in hospitalization.