I seem to tire more easily. Is this part of having osteoporosis
I alone, am responsible for how I take care of my body. I know I will have physical issues for the rest of my life. It is up to me to find better doctors that care about my health. It is up to me to get enough sleep and rest. It is up to me to eat right, and stop eating all the sugar and fat and processed foods and fast foods. They maybe easier and quicker, but they are bad for my body. It is up to me to take the supplements my body needs. It is up to me to exercise my body on a regular basis doing appropriate exercises with my own physical issues in mind. It is up to me to be sensible about the physical things I do and don't do, like not getting on a ladder, and no deep bending and no heavy lifting that could cause compression fractures; and being aware of my surroundings and being careful so that I don't fall.
Nobody can do all this for us, we have to take responsibility and do it for ourselves. And it will greatly improve our lifestyles. :-)
Osteoporosis has nothing to do with us getting more tired. Much of it is age; and much of it is sitting around too much and letting our muscles atrophy.
We need to get off the couch and walk, and do simple exercises to keep our muscles toned. First, you have to make your mind up that you want to do something good for your body. Start out simple and for short periods and work yourself to longer periods. You gradually get better, and stronger, and it gets easier to do it. And you feel better for it and your body is in better shape than if you had done nothing. So come on, get off that chair and go for a walk, or do some stretching, or do some appropriate exercising.
I find I also need to push myself but when I’m in my exercise routine I start to feel heaps better. A lot of GP’s say we don’t need all the extra vitamins but I feel more alive when I do take a multi vitamin!
Marianne, shoulder pain is an awful thing to have. It would be nice if there was a cure for all the pain we have. Did you ever try ice or heat for your pain?
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