4 Ways to care for your bones

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Bones

(By Shenrina Badri) Many people neglect to take care of their bones, even though they play an essential role in our daily lives.

Here are four ways in which you can take care of your bones or improve your bone health.

Exercise

Exercise, such as strength training (using weights or resistance), as well as those exercises that promote good posture and balance, are great for improving your bone health! You can also consider dancing, running, walking or even jumping if you are focused on improving the health of your bones.

Balanced diet with adequate nutrition

It is vital to consume a balanced diet on a daily basis. Try to include a small variety of different fresh fruits as well as vegetables as they will provide you with a range of vitamins as well as minerals that your body requires for good bone health. Calcium, protein, vitamin D and potassium play a role in maintaining healthy bones.

Supplements

Chat to your doctor regarding whether it is necessary to take a calcium supplement. He/she will help you determine if you are getting a sufficient amount of calcium for your age group.

Screening tests

Bone screening tests will help you to check your bone density. Chat to your doctor for more information regarding this.

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