Your bones are important. They are the frame upon wich the rest of your body rests. Weak bones can lead to fractures. These are painful and can disable you if they heal incorrectly. This gives you advice on keeping your bones healthy and strong. You have to eat right. There is more to this than just consuming a lot of milk products, though that can contribute since there is a lot of calcium in dairy.
- Our bone mass reaches its highest density in our twenties, but many people do not maintain that density as they grow older.
- Adults over 50 are at risk of developing Osteoporosis, especially women who have gone through early menopause and men with lowered testosterone levels.
- Consuming calcium and vitamin D along with exercise can help maintain our bone density.
“As we get older, our calcium needs increase – in fact, women over 50 and men over 70 require 1,300mg/day.”