Tips for strong bones

  • Include dark green leafy vegetables and dairy products in your daily diet. If possible add a vitamin D supplement if advised by doctor
  • Avoid aerated drinks which contain phosphorus. Phosphorus causes the body to excrete calcium.
  • Avoid high-protein animal foods in large portions; it causes the calcium to be excreted from your body.
  • Smoking and alcohol is associated with decreased bone mass. Try to avoid them.
  • Incorporate some type of exercise daily. Dancing, taking the stairs, running, jogging, and weight bearing exercises are good for your bones

Vinod Kumar

Health Journalist & writer. Editor of monthly health magazine "Health Spectrum."

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