Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Useful tips to avoid Osteoporosis


Seven Helpful ways to guard against bone loss (osteoporosis):

  • Engage in moderate physical activity 30 minutes a day, done 10 minutes at a time, because exercise strengthens bones.
  • Eat the right foods. A varied diet gives you the right mix of nutrients.
  • Stop smoking, smoking decreases absorption of calcium and lower estrogen levels, promoting bone menopausal symptoms.
  • Ensure enough calcium intake. Those who are lactose intolerant or are unaccustomed to milk products can get calcium from deep dark leafy vegetables and small fish (even canned varieties).
  • Avoid alcohol, it has adverse effects on bone forming cells.
  • Control your sodium (salt) and protein intake because they decrease calcium retention. A 10 to 12 ounce steak or any meat will interfere with your calcium absorption.
  • Get enough Vitamin D to enhance calcium absorption and bone maintenance. Get out in the morning sun for at least 15 minutes daily.




3 comments:

BC Doan said...

Very useful tips!

Mike Foster said...

Seems to me those great tips can help with just about anything health wise...


peace,
mike
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Jacqueline said...

Good tips! Here's a quiz to see how at risk you are for bone fracture: FRACTURE RISK & BONE HEALTH PROFILE

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