According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Osteoporosis means porous bones. It’s a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. When this happens, the bones become weak and may break from a fall or, in some cases, from sneezing or minor accidents.
To keep your bones healthy and strong, JEVS at Home’s Nurse Kim shares a few tips that will help:
- Get plenty of calcium in your diet with foods like dairy, almonds, and broccoli, or ask your doctor about a calcium supplement.
- Increase your Vitamin D intake with oily fishes like tuna, sunlight, or a Vitamin D supplement.
- Engage in walking, jogging, or climbing stairs to help build strong bones and muscle.
More importantly, if you are concerned about your bone health or the risk of Osteoporosis, talk to your physician.