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Preventing Bone Loss as You Age

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Preventing Bone Loss as You Age

5 Ways to Slow Bone Loss During Aging

As we age, bone loss is a natural process that can lead to health problems. There are things we can do to prevent bone loss, and it's important to be aware of the risks and how to protect our bone health.

Here are five tips for preventing bone loss as you age:

1. Get enough calcium and vitamin D.

Calcium is the main building block of bones, and vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. Be sure to include plenty of calcium-rich foods in your diet, and get regular exposure to sunlight or take a vitamin D supplement to ensure adequate levels of this nutrient.

2. Exercise regularly.

Weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, and lifting weights helps to maintain bone density and prevent bone loss. Be sure to speak with your doctor to learn which activities are best for you.

3. Change bad lifestyle habits.

Smoking and drinking alcohol are two habits that can have drastic effects on your health — from heart disease to bone loss. Smoking increases the risk of bone loss and fractures, and excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to bone loss.

5. Get regular medical checkups and screenings.

Be sure to have your bones checked regularly by your doctor, and get bone density tests as recommended. Early detection and treatment of bone loss can help prevent serious health problems down the road.

Healthcare Screenings with Parrish Healthcare

By following these tips, you can help prevent bone loss and keep your bones healthy as you age. Keeping on track with your health is crucial and routine health screenings play a huge role. Our family practice locations offer regular checkups, physicals, and even referrals to specialists depending on your needs.

Please contact our team at Parrish Healthcare today to schedule an appointment.