What to do to prevent osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that appears, in general, in middle-aged and older people. It is uncomfortable and painful and it can dramatically reduce the quality of the life of a person. That is why it is important to try to prevent it as much as possible, and you can do this by making some simple changes in your life.
First of all, you have to start exercising if you are not doing it already. With exercise you will not only strengthen your muscles, but also your bones and this will have a great positive impact on your life. The best exercises to prevent osteoporosis are aerobic, jogging and lifting weights. If you don’t feel comfortable with these, you can simply walk to work and back and carry your groceries bags by yourself.
Another important thing to do is to get enough vitamin D and calcium. Most people have a deficiency in these two nutrients and they don’t even know it. To make sure you have enough vitamin D and calcium, make sure you increase your intake of dairy products, sardines, soy and even to take calcium supplements.
Of course, if you start on this path you also have to give up sugary drinks and smoking. Sugary drinks contain phosphorus that prevents the calcium from being absorbed by your body; this means that no matter how many supplements you take, they won’t be effective if you don’t give up soda. Smoking is extremely harmful for your health and it reduces the effect of the estrogen, which means that you will be at risk of breaking your bones whenever you fall or have an accident.