Get moving! Weight-bearing and impact-loading exercises have been shown to stimulate bone growth. Three 20-30 minute sessions per week are sufficient but if you can do more that’s even better!
What do young girls, teens, new mothers and grandmothers all have in common? If you guessed their need for calcium, you’re right! The fact is, it’s never too early to start boning up on calcium. Females of all ages
need to take steps right now to maximize their bone density and reduce their risk of developing the bone thinning disease, osteoporosis. Start following these tips today to prevent osteoporosis:
Try the super bone-builder. That’s calcium of course. The best food sources of this important mineral include dairy products and calcium fortified foods such as orange juice. Try to get between 1,000 and 1,500 milligrams a day.
Stop smoking! This is a nasty habit that increases your risk of osteoporosis. Researches suspect it’s because smoking accelerates the metabolism of estrogen, making less available to stimulate bone growth.
Did you know calcium doesn't just help you to have strong bones? Calcium also lowers cholesterol levels and helps prevent cardiovascular disease. Calcium provides energy and is involved in the activation of several enzymes, including lipase, which breaks down fats for utilization by the body.
So, whether you are in your teens or in your 20's, 30's or 40's, you’re at the perfect age to take bone-building steps today!