There was once a time when people assumed that extra weight could strengthen bones—this is no longer held to be true. New studies have found that having type 2 diabetes and being obese reduce bone density and increase a person’s risk of sustaining a fracture.

Although we don’t have enough information to say exactly why this happens, there’s plenty of research that proves that loss of bone density is closely linked to Type 2 diabetes and obesity.

The Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity and Loss of Bone Density

A study discussed in Metabolism confirmed that type 2 diabetes and obesity weakened bones. It also found that regular exercise not only helped with weight control, but also strengthened bones. According to the study’s findings, exercise prevented the loss of bone density and reduced the chances of obesity.

Sedentary Lifestyle and Bone Density

Obese woman sitting on a couch.

The national physical activity guidelines state that people should be getting at least 150 minutes of exercise a week, but an increase in sedentary lifestyles proves that they aren’t.

A study carried out by the University of Missouri found that rat subjects that were forced to live sedentary lifestyles had less bone mass than rats that exercised.

Rats that had sedentary lifestyles had less bone density and strength compared to their healthy counterparts as well.

Exercise halts the negative impact of diabetes and obesity on the bones; in some cases, heavier rats that exercised had better bone strength than leaner rats that didn’t!

The Need to Exercise

Whether we like it or not, exercise is crucial for our well-being; it helps us control our weight and strengthens our bones.

The national physical activity guidelines state that people who partake in 150 minutes of moderate-intense exercise every week are much more likely to live a better life.

Exercise More With Hypnotherapy

Many people resist exercise because they believe they don’t have it in them to exercise. The fear of the pain and failure to perform keeps them from making exercise a part of their daily routine.

Here’s the thing, exercise doesn’t need to be intimidating; it can be fun! You just need to find a workout that suits your preferences.

Rena offers weight loss hypnotherapy sessions in Bradenton and Sarasota that can change how you think about exercise and unhealthy meals. Hypnotherapy can help you embrace a healthy lifestyle without experiencing resistance from your subconscious mind.

You can even order our gastric bypass self-hypnosis systems to reinforce weight loss affirmations and ensure you never go off track.

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