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.


BC Doan said...

Very useful tips!

Mike Foster said...

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


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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