Having a strong and healthy bones structure helps us cope with the physical aspects of everyday life. Our bone structure is formed as we grow into adults and then begins to decline once we reach 30.
There are ways to keep our bones healthy and strong for as long as possible, reducing the chances of conditions such as osteoporosis as we age.
Get any problems checked out
Aches and pains aren’t necessarily a normal part of life. If you find yourself with back or neck pain, don’t just hit the painkillers and hope it goes away. Visit your doctor or Kube Medical who can diagnose and help treat any conditions before they become a long term condition.
Early intervention is often the key to preventing long terms problems.
Eat the right diet
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is great for bone strength. Ensure you’re getting enough fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C can stimulate cells that form bones as well as protect them from damage.
Calcium is another vital component in bone health. Good sources of calcium include dairy products and green vegetables such as broccoli and spinach.
Also, be careful with high protein diets. Too much protein in the blood can cause it to become acidic and affects bone density as the body tries to dilute the levels in the blood.
Avoid crash diets
If you’re trying to lose weight, you might be tempted to go on a very low-calorie diet. Too few calories can cause your metabolism to slow done and cause a loss of muscle mass and bone density.
If you do want to lose weight, keep your calories at a healthy level and lose it slowly and safely.
Get enough vitamin D
Low levels of vitamin D can cause problems with bone density, mood and immune system. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many foods that contain vitamin D in any great amount. The human body automatically creates vitamin D when the skin is exposed to the sun. That’s why in countries with fewer sunny days, there is often a problem with people getting enough vitamin D.
Many doctors recommend taking a vitamin D supplement.
Perform weight-bearing exercise
Cardio is great for your heart health, but weight-bearing exercises can encourage the formation of bone. Work strength training into your exercise routine a few times per week.
Keep your weight down
Carrying around excess weight on your body leaves you ar risk of a host of conditions from stroke to sleep apnea. It also puts extra pressure on your joints and bones, causing chronic conditions that affect your mobility.
Losing some weight can have a massive improvement in your overall health and wellbeing.
Taking care of your body is a lifelong job. When it comes to bone health, prevention is often better than a cure. By keeping your weight under control, with a healthy diet and a good exercise routine, you are giving your bones the best chance to remain strong and healthy as get older.