Building Healthy Bones

Having strong and healthy bones lowers your risk of osteoporosis. There’s a lot you can do to build strong bones. It’s important to start young because you need to have strong bones when you’re older. According to Healthline, bones reach their peak density when you’re in your 20s.

Getting an adequate amount of calcium and vitamin D will also help build strong bones. Be sure to drink plenty of milk and to consume calcium-fortified foods.

Did you know that smoking speeds up bone loss? It’s important to quit smoking to ensure stronger bones. Limiting alcohol to no more than two drinks per day is also important. Having more than two drinks will hinder your body’s ability to properly absorb calcium.

Staying active and practicing weight-bearing exercises will strengthen your bones. Exercises like tennis, running and kickboxing build strong bones fast.