Make Your Health- and your Bones– a Priority!
If you’re a parent, you spend a lot of time taking care of your family. Have you done anything for yourself lately? Perhaps you have improved your diet or hit the gym more often.
While these are both important to include in your health regimen, you should be especially mindful of your bones.Your bones are constantly being broken down and rebuilt.
In fact, every 12 months they completely replace themselves—all 236 of them! To do so effectively, your bones need all the help they can get.
This is especially true for women because gender, menopause, and smoking, as well as eating disorders such as anorexia, can accelerate bone loss and contribute to the development of osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become porous over time and are more likely to break.
According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis affects 44 million Americans, 80% of whom are women.
The good news is osteoporosis is not inevitable. There are things you can do now to ensure stronger and healthier bones in the future:
Read “Wellness To-Do List: Keep Bones Strong and Healthy” by Dr. Jamie McManus and then come back here and leave a comment sharing what you are doing to keep your bones healthy. I bet you are doing more than you think.
Then set a goal to add one more of these tips to your wellness routine.
You are worth it. Remember, the better you are to yourself, the better you will be for your family.
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