The Key to Healthier Stronger Bones

When one talks about bones the first thing that comes to mind would be calcium. The bones in our bodies are made up of this material and it is important that we supply our body with enough raw materials which can be processed to ensure that our bones are strong and healthy.

Unfortunately unlike other body organs that can be replaced with either natural or artificial substitutes which would enable one to lead a normal life the bones in our body cannot be replaced in case they are damaged. Sure they can be joined together with metal and surgery however you would not be able to perform the same activities that you would if you didn’t damage the bone in the first place.In order for our bones to develop it is important for us to start from an early age so proper nutrition and proper exercise are very important. Precaution should be taking to not over exert oneself while exercising as this could do your body more harm than good.

Simple exercises like walking, jogging and skipping are great for developing healthy bones as these actions cause some amount of impact on the body which is the key to the development of strong bones. Playing sports also exercises the body and provided the impact required for bone development. Weight bearing exercises also help not only develop the muscles but also the bones as the muscles are attached to the bones.

Milk, eggs, yogurt and dairy products rich in calcium should be consumed as frequently as possible. Greens like spinach, artichoke, peas, broccoli, asparagus and avocado should be part of a meal. One should spend some time under the sun to allow the body to create vitamin D or take supplements rich in vitamin D as vitamin D helps the body absorb the calcium. Excess protein and sodium should be avoided as this tends to flush out the calcium from the body through urine and feces.

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