Preventing Osteoporosis, Best Food And Exercises

I bet you have an idea of what osteoporosis can do to you and your bones. Sad to say, there are a lot of women who are suffering from this. It is quite alarming. But do you know that you can prevent yourself from having an osteoporosis? Or if you have one, do you know that you can still do activities which can help your condition?

In this brief post, I will share with you some of the exercises and foods which can prevent osteoporosis. This is a must share to all women out there.

Best exercises to prevent osteoporosis.

Dancing.  This is considered a weight – bearing exercise. It simply means that your feet and legs are trained to support the entire body. What you can possibly do is to enrol in a dancing class. Not only that you are exercising to prevent osteoporosis, you can have more friends. A double treat I must say.

Swimming. It’s time to take a dip. Swimming is said to be a form of resistance exercise. By doing routines in water, you are making your muscles work harder. Invite your kids for a swimming getaway this weekend!

Yoga. Yoga is obviously for flexibility. That’s good should you want to prevent injury. Not only that. Yoga is a form of meditation. Your mental health is being exercised here as well.

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And what do you have to eat?

Stay away from salty food. Are you a fan of potato chips and other foods that are salty? Better stop munching on those as it will do no good for your bones.  

Dairy products. We know that calcium is found in dairy products. Better stack some milk, cheese or yogurt in your refrigerator. It’s better to eat those than to fill your stomach with Lays and Doritos.

Foods rich in fiber. I suggest that you change your diet. If you are a meat eater, learn dishes which require a lot of vegetables. Instead of having cakes as your dessert, you can have fruits. Seeds and beans are rich in fiber too.

This post isn’t just for women in their 50s or 60s. Even the young ones, the 20s to 40s, should be aware of this. You have to take care of your body as early as you can. You may not experience its consequences now, but you’d definitely feel its wrath after a decade or so. I’m sure you wouldn’t want that to happen, would you?

Barbara Watson is a certified advocate of women’s health. She believes that even women in their 20s should be taught about proper diet and exercise. She is also a writer for ApexRx.com blog where you can find more health related articles.

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