by: Kim Beardsmore
Last month my 74-year-old mother while walking, tripped on a small tuft of grass, fell – and broke her rib! Her recovery has been painful, debilitating and at times depressing. It also affected my elderly father who relies heavily on her day to day.
Surprisingly, this instance of fracture was not due to osteoporosis. However my mom’s experience caused me stop and think deeply. As a 40-something woman, am I doing everything possible to keep my skeletal system in tip-top condition?
Once we get past the inevitable scrapes of childhood, during our middle years we don’t give too much thought to our bones. We understand that bones make up our structural frame, but we tend to think of our bones like the frame of a house...