Health Tip: Strengthen Your Bones04/18/13
(HealthDay News) -- Working to build up bone strength will
benefit you later in life, especially into your senior years when
bone density naturally decreases.
The Harvard School of Public Health offers these suggestions for
building stronger, healthier bones:
- Eat a variety of calcium-rich foods, including more than just
dairy. Broccoli and leafy green vegetables, tofu and beans are rich
sources of calcium.
- Get plenty of vitamin D, and take a supplement if you're not
getting enough from natural sunlight and food sources.
- Exercise regularly, engaging in weight-bearing exercises such
as jogging or walking.
- Watch your intake of vitamin A, as it can weaken bones.
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