Poor bone health can lead to conditions such as Rickets and Osteoporosis, which can lead to the fracture/disintegration of bones later on in life. This is one of the prime reasons why it’s important to lay the foundation for bone health at a young age. The natural methods to maintain and increase the strength and density of our bones consist mainly of:
This entails the intake of foods (solid/liquid) that boost the body’s bone cell production. Calcium is the primordial element involved in the building of bones cells along with playing a crucial role in muscle function, nerve signalling, and hormone secretion.
Most people are capable of absorbing sufficient calcium and vitamin D through a healthy and balanced diet alone. Adults need around 700 mg of calcium a day. Women require at least 1300 mg of calcium during pregnancy and post pregnancy, to facilitate the additional calcium requirements for the fetus. Nutritional consumption of calcium includes:
Exercising entails movements or actions which directly stimulate the musculoskeletal system. Regular exercising is essential to maintain the body at an optimal performance level and increases coordination, balance, and stamina which also reduces the chance of falling / losing balance. Exercise invigorates and stimulates the skeletal, muscular, endocrine and reproductive systems.
Most effective exercises that stimulate bone strengthening include:
These activities train the muscles as well as the tendons which are attached to the bones, in turn boosting bone strength.
Getting some sunshine while exercising also boosts the Vitamin D production in the body.
From a young age, it’s important to stick to a healthy bone diet and avoid the consumption of toxic substances which contribute to the depletion of calcium/bone cells. This can be done by:
Kids with strong bones will definitely experience a higher quality of life when they are growing up and later in their adult life. By maintaining a proper diet, leading an active lifestyle, and avoiding toxic habits all of us can lead long and productive lives with good overall health and bone strength.
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