bone density

Boost Bone Density Naturally

Losing bone density is the pathway to osteoporosis. It is a dangerous path to travel down as it can lead to fractures and breaks that are life-changing and may be life-threatening. Bone density is the measure of how strong your bones are; it is a sign of how porous they are and how likely they are to be weak and lead to fractures. Many people are at risk of developing low bone density, especially women who get too little calcium, lead an inactive lifestyle, and are heavy alcohol users. Getting scans for bone density is important in learning how your bones are doing and getting a chance to repair your bone density before you develop osteoporosis.

 

How do I know if I have low bone density?

  • Bone ache
  • Back ache
  • Loss of height
  • Stooped posture
  • Fractures in bones

 

How do I prevent low bone density?

Low bone density is caused by a number of thingsĀ  many of which, including age and hormones, cannot be controlled. In order to keep your bones as healthy as possible you should:

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Take a calcium supplement.
  • Make sure you’re getting enough vitamin D.

 

How can I boost my bone density?

  • Get more calcium. Take a supplement, sprinkle milk powder over foods, and eat vegetables high in calcium such as broccoli.
  • Make sure you’re getting lots of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps our bodies absorb calcium, so if we’re lacking in it we won’t get as much out of our calcium intake as we could.
  • Exercise regularly. Both cardio and strength training help to build bone density in different parts of the body.
  • Get lots of vitamin K. While mostly considered for blood clotting issues, it also helps build the proteins necessary for healthy bones.
  • Make sure you’re getting your daily dose of potassium which helps to neutralize acids in the body that are eating away at your bones.
  • Avoid caffeine. Too much can interfere with our ability to absorb calcium.
  • Drink less alcohol; too much interferes with vitamin D but a glass a day helps to slow bone loss.
  • Quit smoking.
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