Boost Bone Health
May is Osteoporosis & Prevention Awareness Month
- Eat foods that support bone health. Get enough calcium, vitamin D, and protein each day. Low-fat dairy; leafy green vegetables; fish; and fortified juices, milk, and grains are good sources of calcium. If your vitamin D level is low, talk with your healthcare provider about taking a supplement.
- Get active. Choose weight-bearing exercise, such as strength training, walking, hiking, jogging, climbing stairs, tennis, and dancing. This type of physical activity can help build and strengthen your bones.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking increases your risk of weakened bones. If you do smoke, here are tips for how to quit smoking. Visit quitpartnermn.com.
- Limit alcohol consumption. Too much alcohol can harm your bones. Drink in moderation or not at all.
Source: National Institute on Aging