Strong Bones=Healthy Aging
Osteoporosis is a debilitating, bone-cracking disease that afflicts millions of older Americans. It usually strikes after age 60 and affects both women and men, albeit it is more common in women.
There are plenty of actions you can take to keep those bones healthy and strong as you age. Here are a few tips:
- Perform strength training exercises at Fitness Together that are proven bone-builders: squats, leg press, military press, lat pull-downs…
- Perform weight-bearing cardio exercises, daily, such as: walking/jogging, jumping rope, stair stepping.
- Bone-up on calcium-rich foods such as non-fat dairy, almond, canned salmon with bones included, spinach, figs, butternut squash and spinach to name a few.
- Take a calcium and vitamin D3 supplement.
- Avoid soda—a calcium-draining food.
- Eat a more plant-based diet.