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How to Maintain Bone Health as You Age

 

As you age, your bones may become weaker and more susceptible to breaks or fractures.

While there is currently no way to stop the natural aging process, there are several things you can do to maintain bone health and reduce your risk of fractures. Incorporate some of these tips into your daily routine to help keep your bones strong and healthy.

A chalkboard placard with the word "Calcium" written on it, with different food items like different kinds of cheese, and different leafy greens like kale, broccoli, as well as fruit like oranges, as well as nuts and seeds like almonds and walnuts, as well as dairies and milks, and meats, for a calcium rich diet for bone health.

Make sure you’re getting enough calcium in your diet.

 

Diets resplendent with calcium rich foods, such as leafy greens like kale, broccoli, bok choy, and mustard greens, can also be fortified with lentils, tofu, nuts, seeds, and soybeans.

 

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Engage in strength training.

 

This doesn’t mean you have to lift weights, but activities like yoga and Tai Chi can help. Paired with building muscle, strength training, and resistance training, you can also alleviate stress and depression, there are numerous other health benefits, as well as prevent osteoporosis.

 

Not smoking and limiting alcohol intake are both great ways to improve your health.

 

Refraining from smoking and drinking alcohol can really improve your health for the better.

Heavy drinking and smoking can speed up the process of losing bone density, so by quitting, you reduce your chances of developing osteoporosis.

 

Be active!

There are so many great weight-bearing activities that you can do to stay fit and healthy. Walking, running, and jump roping are all great ways to get your heart rate up and keep your body moving.

All of these lifestyle changes are important for maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis. However, they are not the only actions you can take to improve your bone health. If you have any questions or concerns about your bone health, please schedule an appointment with one of our specialists at Healthpointe. We would be happy to help you create a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs.

 

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