Without healthy bones, chiropractors and other medical practitioners might not be able to help you out as much as they could if you had healthy bones. There are some things our bodies need to have strong bones, and there are some things that we can do to help our bones remain strong. Here are three things that can help improve bone health.
1. Calcium is the major component of bones, or at least healthy bones. When people get things such as osteoporosis, it usually means that their bones are losing calcium and therefore becoming more brittle and less strong. As we get older, we tend to eat and drink fewer things that have enough calcium in them. You can take calcium supplements to help you out, but sometimes all it takes is adding certain foods back into your diet. Seafood like salmon and shrimp can help; almonds are a good source of calcium too. Many adults can’t handle milk as easily as they could when they were younger, but if you can then milk is a good calcium source. We all just need to be cognizant of making sure that we can get enough calcium into our bodies.
2. Exercise is very important, although it doesn’t directly impact bones. What it does is build up the muscles around the bones to help give them support and cushion. Weight training does more to help protect the bones and cardiovascular, and the thing is that many people could actually lose weight by doing weight training, even though cardiovascular weight training gets more credit for it’s ability to shed pounds. If you gain weight from weight training don’t worry, muscle weight is definitely preferable to not having good muscular tone at all.
3. Vitamin D is an important element that many of us don’t get enough of. You can get vitamin D from the sun, but most of us really don’t get enough sun because of our busy lives. You can also get vitamin D from supplements and food, here are a few foods that high in vitamin D: seafood (tuna, salmon, shrimp), vegetables (mushrooms, potatoes), and dairy products like (milk, cheese). Check out this resource for Foods Highest in Vitamin D