Don't Skim Over the Milk
44 million adults aged 50 and over suffer from Osteoporosis. According to the National Osteoporosis Association, the disease is not a part of normal aging. In other words, it can be prevented. The key to preventing Osteoporosis is to regularly replenish your calcium intake. Women who've had children are the most at risk of contracting Osteoporosis because of the amount of calcium it takes to develop the child. If a mother doesn't regularly consume calcium, then the the calcium needed to develop the baby will be taken from her bones.
The keys to preventing Osteoporosis are:
- Consuming 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium daily
- Regular weight-bearing exercise