Health Tip: Strengthen Your Bones
(HealthDay News) -- Working to build up bone strength will benefit you later in life, especially into your senior years when bone density naturally decreases.
The Harvard School of Public Health offers these suggestions for building stronger, healthier bones:
Eat a variety of calcium-rich foods, including more than just dairy. Broccoli and leafy green vegetables, tofu and beans are rich sources of calcium.
Get plenty of vitamin D, and take a supplement if you're not getting enough from natural sunlight and food sources.
Exercise regularly, engaging in weight-bearing exercises such as jogging or walking.
Watch your intake of vitamin A, as it can weaken bones.
- Vitamin D Might Help Kids With Eczema
October 17, 2014
- Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
October 14, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.