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Combating Holiday Stress

Congratulations!  You made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday in one piece!  I don't know about you, but it always seems like this time of year just shows up without warning, and all of the sudden, I'm deep into shopping for gifts and writing out lists and planning meals and figuring out last minute holiday travel plans.  Compound that with a lot of family time (in an election year... eeek) and the pressure to have your house decorated *just so* and it's no surprise that we can often feel a bit stressed out around the holiday season.

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Make No Bones About It Bones are living tissues, under a constant state of building, repairing, and tearing down. In fact, 5-10% of our bones are replaced annually – which is why it’s really important that your body has all the building materials it requires at its disposal. Osteoporosis occurs when the rate of bone resorption exceeds bone formation. After menopause, women experience an increase in bone loss due to dropping estrogen levels, making bone health a priority for woman during this life phase. Weight bearing exercise (exercise done from a vertical position) is crucial for bone health. Physical activity places an increased force on our bones, and they respond by forming new bone and remodeling the bone to be...

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