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Tips for Supporting Your Bone Health in the New Year

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Supporting Strong & Healthy Bones

As you get older, your bones gradually lose their density, becoming thinner and weaker due to hormonal changes. Rather than continuing to store the calcium and phosphates in your bones, your body begins to reabsorb them.

 

Here are some tips you can implement in your everyday life to prevent bone loss and protect yourself from injury.

Eat Healthily

Nutrition plays an important role when it comes to maintaining your orthopedic health.

Foods rich in calcium, vitamin D, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids all help the body to counteract bone density loss. Here are some foods you can add to your diet to help to keep your musculoskeletal system healthy:

  • Yogurt
  • Beans and lentils
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Leafy greens
  • Milk
  • Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Red meat

Stay Active

Living a sedentary lifestyle can increase your risk of osteoporosis. However, this can be easily reversed by introducing regular exercise into your wellness routine. Moderate aerobic exercises like walking, water aerobics, and dancing put your bones to work, stimulating the natural regeneration process.

 

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DPHP) recommends that older adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week.

Avoid Tobacco and Alcohol

Using tobacco products and drinking alcohol in excess can lead to bone loss in older men and women, as well as longer healing times for fractures. Quitting smoking and limiting your alcohol consumption can help to reduce this risk.

Orthopedic Care in Bishop, CA

At Northern Inyo Healthcare District, our team of orthopedists take a holistic approach to care, focusing on you as a whole person rather than specific symptoms or conditions. Whether you’re suffering from aches and pains or mobility issues, we’re here to help improve your quality of life.


For more information about the orthopedic services at Northern Inyo Healthcare District or to schedule an appointment, call (760) 873-2605.