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The Major Health Condition 1 In 4 Women Will Get

September 05, 2015 1 min read

Age sometimes isn't kind to your body. Especially your bones. As you get older, your bones become more fragile and it limits your mobility and strength. One in every four women over 65 will get osteoporosis. While only 6% of men will get the condition. This is because menopause causes shifts in hormones which can deplete bone strength in women. bone strength vitamins exercise "Men tend to have bigger bones, and they go through different hormonal changes," says Ethel Siris, MD, director of the Osteoporosis Center at the New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center. "When you lose bone, it's just like a building with damaged architecture. Sooner or later, something's going to break." How do you lower your risk of developing osteoporosis? There are easy changes you can make at any age to increase your bone health. Firstly, be aware of the medications and even over-the-counter treatments you are ingesting. Anti-inflammatory steroids, antidepressants, and even Mylanta can drain your bones of their needed calcium. Next, up your doses of these two nutrients - calcium and vitamin D. Get calcium from dairy, fortified cereal and dark, leafy greens. Vitamin D can come from supplements, fatty fish and oranges. Lastly, increasing your level of exercise can drastically reduce your risk of bone health issues. It relieves pressure on your bones and makes you more agile. What are your thoughts? Do you practice good bone-health activities? Source: Prevention Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_106669" align="alignnone" width="100"]@BodyRockTV @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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