Building strong, healthy bones while you’re young is important, but as you get older there are steps to improve your bone health at any age. Here are a few ways to protect your bones from becoming brittle as you age. Increase Your Calcium Intake Taking a daily calcium supplement is a good start to any health regime. Consider also adding more calcium-rich foods into your diet. Food high in calcium include dairy products, dark leafy green vegetables, and oily fish like sardines and salmon. Other calcium-rich options include fortified tofu, almonds, dried figs, and soy milk. Take Vitamin D Supplements Most people in northern climates don’t get enough vitamin D the natural way (from the sun). Vitamin F is a necessary ingredient to helping the body absorb calcium properly, which you need more and more of as you age. It’s recommended that adults take 1,000 to 2,000 IU of vitamin Continue reading →

If you’ve had a rotator cuff injury, it may seem counter-intuitive to exercise between your physio treatments. However doing so is actually essential to healing. If you have shoulder pain that doesn’t go away, including weakness when you try to lift, that may worsen with activity, make sure you receive appropriate diagnosis and treatment from a qualified professional before you try to do any exercises. Failing to diagnose your injury as soon as you notice consistent pain can make an injury much worse.

Most people learn as children that drinking milk is the ideal way of getting strong and healthy bones. While this is true during childhood, to improve bone health during adulthood, you need to think beyond milk and other dairy products. As you age, lifestyle and dietary habits leach calcium from the bones, making them weak. As bones weaken, the risk of fractures increases. Improving health of your bones is a lifelong process that you can never neglect. Nutrient-rich Diet Even in adulthood, bones require calcium and Vitamin D to stay healthy. You should be looking to make milk, dairy products, green leafy veggies, tofu, beans, soy milk and legumes a part of your daily diet, so that your body gets sufficient calcium. You also should make sure you get adequate amounts of Vitamin D, which you can by spending 15 to 20 minutes in the sun or eating foods rich Continue reading →