A well-built home has a strong foundation, constructed to weather the elements and the passage of time. Much like the beams and planks that make up a solid structure, healthy bones support the human body. Bones not only provide a framework for our bodies, but also play a vital role in the protection of internal organs, movement, and storage of important minerals. When the integrity of a building is compromised by termites and water damage, the same holds true for osteoporosis in the human skeletal system. It can impair our way of life. A home requires ongoing maintenance to keep it in tip-top shape, and so does the human body.
Archive for May, 2015
WESTBOROUGH _ May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention month, which brings heightened attention to osteoporosis each year. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that, by the year 2025 osteoporosis will be responsible for three million fractures, costing upwards of $25.3 billion in health care expenses.
WESTBOROUGH _ Mother’s Day marks the beginning of National Women’s Health Week. This initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will celebrate its 16th annual campaign in May 2015 to raise awareness regarding issues affecting women’s health. Locally, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) is doing its part to recognize women’s health issues year round.
Women often tend to put the needs of others before their own and set their sights on being a good mother, stepmother, sister, daughter, or friend. During the 16th annual National Women’s Health Week, which begins on Mother’s Day and continues through May 16th, let’s remember that one of the best ways to take care of loved ones is to encourage them to take good care of themselves.