As our bodies age, our bones will weaken and lose strength. Seniors are more likely to experience osteoporosis and falls due to weak and brittle bones. This does not have to be you or your loved ones.
Here are five activities to incorporate into your lifestyle to maintain healthy bones
Staying active no matter the age is crucial and beneficial for a healthy lifestyle but for seniors? Even more important. An inactive lifestyle will weaken the muscles and bones of seniors and increase the risk of falls and fractures. Incorporate walks, yoga, and moderate-intensity exercises into your lifestyle as you age. Try to do some:
- Double Tennis
- Going up the stairs
- Exercising to music
Best Foods For Bone Health
Some seniors find that they lose their appetite as they age. Not eating enough can make you underweight and thus susceptible to falls and weak bones. A diet rich in calcium, vitamin D, and protein is important for strong and healthy bones. Here are some foods to eat:
Add Foods rich in natural oils such as
orange juice, and
yogurt are also great sources of bone-strengthening vitamins. Generally invest a well balanced diet to get all the nutrients and vitamins your body needs.
Avoid salty meals and beverages containing caffeine. Salty foods will prevent your body from absorbing the much needed calcium your body requires so do away with them. Caffeinated beverages like coffee, black tea and energy drinks will have the same effect on your body.
Get Your Eyesight Checked. A poor eyesight can affect mobility and balance. To avoid falls and fractures, it is best to see if there’s a problem with your eyesight
Take supplements and Vitamins. It can be a tad difficult getting all the necessary nutrients your body needs from your daily meals especially if you’re dealing with a decline in appetite. You can supplement with Calcium, Vitamin D and Omega-3 supplements to improve bone strength. It is however best to check in with your Gerocare Doctor before starting on any supplements.