How to Preserve Your Bones & Joints

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It’s important to take care of yourself, no matter what age you are. As stated before, “A healthy mind is a healthy body.”

However, the way you go about taking care of yourself differs as you age. The way you need to best care for yourself as a teenager differs from how you should take care of yourself in your golden years.

U.S. Health shared how you can best preserve your bones and joints today depending on your current life stage.

For Youth

It’s important for children and adolescents to be active from an early age in order for bones and joints to develop and be as strong as possible.

Parents, don’t replace milk with soda too often.

For Young Adults

Peak bone mass is often achieved during in the late 20’s, early 30’s, but school and/or work demands often steer young adults away from exercise regimens.

Young adults also tend to drink less milk while consuming more caffeine and alcohol. Both of which can affect bone health when consumed too much accompanied with a low calcium intake.

Young adults should focus on living an active life while making sure they have the right amount of calcium in their diet.

For Midlife

This section is for women. Ladies be warned: After 50, calcium requirements for post-menopausal women increase from 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams. However, calorie requirements don’t!

This is when your body weight can increase as well if proper measures are not taken.

Ladies: Set aside time in your schedule each day to exercise.

For Seniors

Be active, but don’t overdo it.

When determining which regimens to partake in, note that balance and core-strength exercises such as yoga help reduce falls.

It’s never too late to start improving, no matter your age. Visit U.S. News Health for more on preserving your bone health.