Better Bones with a Weight Vest for Osteoporosis
A weight vest for osteoporosis is an effective and natural way to build bone density. Just walking while wearing a weighted vest can be effective and is safe if you check with your physician. We've had a few people on Facebook mention to us that our Hypervests have helped them with Osteoporosis, among other things, so we wanted to talk a little more about osteoporosis and weight vests.
The bones of our skeleton are suspended by our muscles in our body. It is this system that allows us to move and get where we need to go. I don't know about you, but when I look for a car I would prefer one made of a strong metal frame versus one made of plastic. Same goes for our bones; if we don't make a conscious effort to keep them strong they can transform into something weak and brittle in the form of osteoporosis.
It is fairly well known that one of the best ways to fight the onset of osteoporosis is to partake in weight bearing exercise. The concept being that if you stress or load the bones they respond by becoming stronger. So would it make sense that if you were heavier you would actually be doing more for the health of your bones? A fitness vest or adjustable weight vest is a great place to start.
Now, I'm not recommending that you go out and eat an extra helping of French fries with every meal to pack on a few extra pounds (definitely NOT). There are artificial means of making you weigh more through the use of a fitness vest, or an osteoporosis weight vests. This is basically a vest that you wear while exercising that has slots, or holders, for slim weights to add 5-10 pounds to your frame instantly. There are several varieties out there that can let you add even more weight, but it has been recommended that women need a 6-8 pound weight vest that fits their body size.
There is a weight vest currently on the market that is actually quite stylish and won't make you look like you're trying to get ready for the next Strong Man competition. The Hyperwear Hyper Vest FIT and SXY is a weight vest that comes in several colors and styles that you won't even want to cover with a t-shirt. It is custom fit to your body by adjusting side strings to give you maximum comfort while working out. It can easily be worn to the gym for group exercise classes or when you're out for a power walk with your girlfriend. The vest is made of a spandex material so it is also breathable and washable. All these features make it the best weight vest for osteoporosis. You would be amazed at how much harder you work with 5 extra pounds on your frame. This translates, again, to more pressure through the skeleton which will help prevent osteoporosis.
As we age our bones are no longer absorbing calcium and nutrients at the same rate as when we were young. In fact, they are breaking down and losing nutrients if we aren't actively doing things through diet and exercise to prevent it. The choices we make every day affect how our bodies age and fight disease; being inactive and sedentary contribute to bone loss as does making poor diet choices.
Osteoporosis can be prevented with some simple changes in our lifestyle. A weight vest is a pretty easy step in the right direction.