How to keep your bones healthy

There are many ways to keep your bones strong and lively. We’re going to look at a few of those in this post. But first, why would you want healthy bones?

Your bones are part of your body’s foundation that keeps you moving and protect you when you get knocked about. Have you ever tried walking without bones in your legs? How about catching a ball without bones in your hands? Bones are both your inner armour and strength to make you mobile and sturdy.

That’s why it’s important, especially as you move into the golden years of your life that you keep your bones active. The more you look after them the more you will be able to keep moving!

Healthy bones with St Kilda Beach Osteopathy
Contemplating healthy bones – image thanks to Pixabay

Looking after your bones can also alleviate ailments back pain.

Tips for healthy bones

Here are a few tips that you should think about when it comes to removing the skeletons in your closet and keep your body active!

  • Eat plenty of vegetables – Veges have some of the best sources of Vitamin C, which packs a punch in the production of bone-forming cells. Greens and yellows have been shown in studies to help with bone mineralisation
  • Get into strength training – by placing stress on your bones with lifting weights, you build up their strength. This goes a long way to ensuring your bones have… legs! Or otherwise known as longevity.
  • Vitamin D in your day – good old Vitamin D helps absorb calcium into your bones. Calcium helps restore and strengthen your bones.
  •  Don’t smoke and don’t drink excessively – bad news for bad habits. Loss of bone mineral density is associated with tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption. If you smoke, look into a program to help you quit. If you drink, the recommendation is to stick to no more than one standard drink a day.

These aren’t groundbreaking tips. They are everyday things that you can do to keep your bones fit, strong and healthy for a longer and more active life!

If you’re experiencing musculoskeletal pain, then contact our osteopaths on 03 8080 2981 and make a booking today.