1 in 4 men have bone loss and don’t know it

1 in 4 men have bone loss and don’t know it

Osteoporosis affects 10 million people in the United States. Women experience bone loss more than men but men don’t get a pass. The statistics are that 1 in 4 men have bone loss and don’t realize it. The causes of osteoporosis in women and men are about the same, but the lifestyle habits of men are something to consider.

In this article we cover some contributing factors in bone loss in men and provide some lifestyle changes you (or your man) can make to help minimize bone loss.


By the time a man is 65 or 70, his bone mass is significantly declining. While you can’t do anything about aging you CAN make changes that slow down bone loss and by being aware you can catch it early enough to improve your bone strength.

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Steroid medications used to treat diseases such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Abnormally low levels of sex hormones
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Poor nutrition

What should I do?

Recognize you’re at risk of bone loss. There’s no room for macho-like thinking in healthcare.

Talk to your doctor about ordering a bone density test.

The scan can identify thin bones, determine your risk for fractures (broken bones), and measure your response to osteoporosis treatment.


TIP: Write down the bone density test machine brand and location where you had it done (things I wish I had done). Dr. Susan Brown, medical anthropologist, says the only way to get an accurate bone health reading is to use the same machine every time you get a scan.


Can I prevent bone loss?

Bone loss occurs in everyone with age but you CAN protect your bones. PREVENTION is key. Here are a few ways to do that:

  • Exercise
  • Avoid smoking
  • Reduce alcohol
  • Talk to your doctor about taking a vitamin D supplement

I eat a healthy diet, drink milk and exercise. Am I still at risk?

Yes. You can be doing all of the right things and still lose bone due to aging, family or medical history, certain medications, disease, or simply not enough vitamin D.

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The Home Organizing Team I’m Obsessed With And The Lessons I’ve Learned About Decluttering

The Home Organizing Team I’m Obsessed With And The Lessons I’ve Learned About Decluttering

There are very few times in life when you see someone doing exactly what they were meant to do. Usually people like Oprah Winfrey, Joanna Gaines and Jimmy Fallon. But they can be everyday people like your doctor, too. When I see the ladies of The Home Edit, I know they are doing exactly what they were meant to do. They are the organizing pair that I can’t get enough of.

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Shop Patricia Heaton’s Closet

Shop Patricia Heaton’s Closet

Patricia Heaton known for playing Deborah Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, Frankie Heck on The Middle and Dr. Carol Kenny on Carole’s Second Act is inviting you to shop her closet—for a good cause.

Heaton posted the following on her Instagram page this afternoon “Shop selected looks from my personal collection on @therealreal Proceeds will be donated to @feedingamerica to support COVID-19 relief efforts. The Feeding America network of food banks is leading the fight to #EndHunger

I met Heaton once while at a fundraiser. She seemed nice and down-to-earth, as was her husband. I wouldn’t say that about everyone who was there that night. Shh.

In case you’re wondering

The RealReal, Inc. is an online and brick-and-mortar marketplace for authenticated luxury consignment.

Anyhoo, if you’re interested you can check out Heaton’s closet right here https://www.therealreal.com/sales/patricia-heaton

Did you know?

You can shop Patricia Heaton Home at Walmart too!

Happy Legs & Feet Start Here

Happy Legs & Feet Start Here

It was while going through chemotherapy that I started experiencing leg fatigue, excruciating and debilitating leg cramps and foot pain.

I assumed after chemo was over my legs would get better. And while they did improve, my legs and feet have never been the same.

I now struggle with a touch of neuropathy and some days my legs and feet hurt so bad that even driving can be a challenge especially if I’m driving a stick.

Adding insult to injury is that while recovering from chemotherapy I landed smack-dab in the middle of menopause.

Menopause was trigged by chemotherapy medications.

As it turns out my menopausal symptoms include…wait for it…MORE leg pain. You’ve got to be kidding me.

As I started to pay more attention to my legs and feet I noticed 1) I desperately need a professional pedicure. And 2), I have a few tiny spider veins and a couple of varicose veins trying to pop up, too.

Physical changes like pregnancy, cancer, menopause and even weight fluctuations can change the body drastically.

Think about all that your feet and legs do for you in a day and how hard it would be without them.

Whatever your circumstances, I urge you to start taking care of your legs and tootsies, now, so they’ll take care of you, later.

With that said, today I’m sharing two things I’m doing to give back to my feet, and a health brand I think you should know about.

TWO THINGS I DO TO HELP KEEP MY LEGS HAPPY AND PAIN FREE


According to California.gov fast facts on podiatry, every step you make places 1.5 times your body weight of pressure on your foot.


One. Soak. It was while talking to my oriental medicine doctor that I learned foot soaking was a common treatment for circulation, neuropathy, digestion and a host of other things.

She suggested I soak, regularly. Daily if possible. So now I soak my feet in a mixture of epson salt and lavender oil but sometimes I use ginger, instead.

My doctor told me do use the hottest water I can handle without burning myself.

I had no idea a foot bath could feel so good! And if I do it before bed, I sleep better than ever.

This helps greatly with insomnia.

Two. Compression. I wish I had thought about these a long time ago. I guess I always thought they were for “old” people.

But since having these issues I’ve done my research on the benefits of compression socks or hose.

They improve your blood flow, prevent leg pain and swelling and prevent serious medical conditions.

Athletes even use them.

The challenge for me was finding compression wear that didn’t make me feel self-conscious or old.

Thankfully, there are a few stylish brands on the market. So today, I introduce you to Rejuva Health fashionable compression socks.

Look at these pretties.

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Those aren’t your grandma’s stockings! Rejuva Health has an interesting backstory.

One I plan to share with you in more detail, later. But for now, you should know they are all about compression with style.

They also have leggings. What?! Yep. Compression Leggings, ladies. I’ll be posting those soon!

May I suggest? Gifting these to yourself or someone you care about. You will not regret it.

Because I want you to see that Rejuva offers some variety, I’m gonna share some images from their Instagram feed, too. I just have the one pair above and I think you need to see there are more than those.

Compression socks have improved how I feel. It’s unbelievable. I even wear them while cooking and cleaning. And, they’re perfect for both men and women.

When I wear compression socks I can stand on my feet longer and I don’t feel tired out. What a relief!

disclaimer: I’m not a doctor and while I did play one on T.V. once, I do not intend to advise you on anything. You need to speak to your medical doctor before doing or refraining from doing, anything.

Please keep checking back for the ways I’m wearing my Rejuva Leggings. If you’d like to learn more about Rejuva Health follow them on Instagram @rejuva. And go to their Website.

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