The Hippo

HOME| ADVERTISING | CONTACT US|

» » »

High-Impact Activity for Bones Nashua NH

Playing high-impact sports might help boost bone mineral density in mature athletes. The finding stemmed from a study of male and female athletes, aged 50 to 93, who took part in the 2005 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, including 560 who competed in high-impact sports such as basketball, road racing, track and field, triathlon and volleyball.

Pain Relief Center
(603) 886-4500
163 Amherst St
Nashua, NH

Data Provided by:
Ponemah Veterinary Hospital
(603) 673-5300
199 Rte 101
Amherst, NH

Data Provided by:
HealthSource of Londonderry
(603) 624-6100
298 Rockingham Road
Londonderry, NH

Data Provided by:
Jeffrey D Smith
(978) 256-7697
33 Village Square
Chelmsford, MA
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


Data Provided by:
Advantage Chiropractic
(978) 656-6527
2 Courthouse Ln # 9
Chelmsford, MA

Data Provided by:
Merrimack Veterinary Hospital
(603) 424-9922
235 Daniel Webster Hwy
Merrimack, NH

Data Provided by:
Healing Hands Chiropractic Family Wellness Ce
(603) 434-3456
156 Harvey Rd
Londonderry, NH

Data Provided by:
M Denise Mills, MD
(978) 458-0475
155 Broadway Rd
Dracut, MA
Business
Dracut Family Healthcare LLC
Specialties
Family Practice

Data Provided by:
Jacobs Chiropractic
(978) 642-1296
16 Pine Street Suite 1
Lowell, MA

Data Provided by:
Daniel Webster Animal Hospital
(603) 624-4004
3 Hawthorne Dr.
Bedford, NH

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

High-Impact Activity for Bones

Provided By:

SATURDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Playing high-impact sports might help boost bone mineral density in mature athletes.

The finding stemmed from a study of male and female athletes, aged 50 to 93, who took part in the 2005 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh, including 560 who competed in high-impact sports such as basketball, road racing, track and field, triathlon and volleyball.

Ultrasound scans revealed that those who participated in high-impact sports had better bone mineral density than people who participated in low-impact sports. The findings appear in the November/December issue of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.

"Our study represents the largest sample of bone mineral density data in mature athletes to date," Dr. Vonda Wright, an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said in a news release from the journal. "My colleagues and I were surprised to see that active adult participation in the high-impact sports had such a positive influence on bone health, even in the oldest athletes."

Though osteoarthritis and other factors will keep some from participating in high-impact sports, Wright said, the study "suggests that high-impact sports can play a significant part in healthy bone aging."

"With a multi-part approach and the appropriate use of high-impact exercises, individuals may be able to make greater strides against bone loss than the current treatment strategies imply," she said.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has more about exercise and bone health.

SOURCE: Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach, November 2009, news release

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

®2010 Hippo Press. site by wedu