There are many lifestyle problems that can cause us to become prone to diseases. We will become more likely to become affected by heart disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. However, our bones can be affected as well and we should know that no matter how healthy our lifestyle is, our bones will become weaker. If we don’t have proper lifestyle, then our bones can be significantly weaker than they are supposed to. This could lead to osteoporosis, which can be a debilitating condition and significantly reduce our quality of life. Osteoporosis is a degenerative health problem, which happens when our bone becomes porous. It means that our bone is more likely to fracture and break due to impacts that we normally can take without problem when we were young.
The weakening of the bone can become a permanent condition and it is important for us to take all the necessary preventative measures. First of all, we need to increase the intake of calcium-rich food. An easy way to do this is by having a proper consumption of milk. Calcium isn’t only good for our bone, but also for the healthy functions of our heart. Osteoporosis will start to become a problem when we reach the peak bone mass, when we reach 50. There are also various vegetables that are known for their high calcium level and it is a good idea to incorporate them in your daily diet. You shouldn’t think that you no longer need enough calcium during your elderly years. In fact, you need to get more and more calcium as you get older.
It’s also essential for us to take enough vitamin D, because it’s considered as calcium helper in our body. By having enough vitamin D, our bones will be able to absorb enough calcium to maintain the proper density. People who have vitamin D will be less likely to be affected by osteoporosis. Improper lifestyle issues could cause vitamin D insufficiency and in reality, it is the kind of nutrient that can be hard to come by. It is actually produced inside our body and it happens when out skin gets sun exposure, which allows the conversion of pro-vitamin D into the actual vitamin D that can be used for our body. However, it is important to use common sense and avoid having prolonged sun exposure. It’s acceptable to have healthy light tan, but many people stay under the sun for too long.
The building blocks of vitamin D can be obtained from fortified foods, fatty fish and supplements. If you want to prevent osteoporosis, it is also a good idea to perform the proper exercise that is used to promote strong bones. Weight bearing exercise will not only make our muscle stronger, but it can also make our bone stronger. This should be performed while we are still younger and stronger. High impacts activities, such as rope jumping, hiking, running and dancing are good for your bones, so you need to start as soon as possible. If you delay, you will be able to cope with only low-impact exercise, due to the declining physical condition.