How to Improve Bone Strength: 3 Ways
As we get older, our bodies can no longer work at the same efficiency that they once could. As a result, health problems start to creep up. One of the bigger problems we face as we age is a decrease in bone strength, a common result of osteoporosis. If you’re concerned about bone health, consider the following options to reduce your risk of osteoporosis as you age.
Milk and other dairy products are still among the best choices for men looking for natural calcium. Yogurt, especially the low-fat Greek kind, can help you get the right amount of calcium your body needs, all while keeping the calorie and fat count low.
Cheeses are also rich in calcium, but should be watched carefully because many of them can contain high levels of fat. A good cheese to consider is mozzarella; it’s low in fat, and when made with part skim milk, it retains the rich and creamy flavor and nutrients — all without punishing you with a huge amount of fat.
Vitamin D and calcium go hand in hand. Calcium is more readily absorbed if you have the correct amount of vitamin D. Many people take a vitamin D supplement, which is great.
What most people don’t realize is vitamin D is most readily absorbed just by taking in some sun. Any activity that involves being out in direct sunlight can help boost your vitamin d levels: walking your dog, running, etc.
Hitting the weights can help in the battle against osteoporosis. You don’t have to lift weights every day – a half hour a few times a week is enough to help build stronger bones and muscles. As always, we recommend you talk to your physician before starting an exercise program.
Growing old and having our bodies slow down is a normal part of aging. But just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you have to look or feel that way. Follow the above tips, and you should start seeing results in a few hosrt months.