How Aging Changes Your Bones

Our bones change as we age. As we get older, we lose bone mass and density. Bones also lose calcium and minerals over time, so it’s important to get an adequate amount of calcium each day.

Some of the changes our bones go through include arm and leg bones that become more brittle due to mineral loss. Also, our posture can become more bent or stooped. According to The National Library of Medicine, our joints become stiffer, and the arches in our feet become less definite, which contributes to a loss of height. And we all know that the risk of falls and injury increases as we get older.

One of the best ways to slow down problems with your bones, muscles and joints is to exercise. Exercise helps build strong bones, and can help you with your flexibility and balance. Always be sure to talk to your doctor before starting a new exercise program.