May is Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month
Exercise Lift weights, do some cardio, run. Moving your muscles enhances bone density and strength plus it encourages your bones to lay down minerals.
Watch Your Waistline Belly fat is more metabolically active than other fat. It increases hormones that cause inflammation in the body which can weaken bones.
Get Your Calcium Make calcium rich foods like almonds, dark leafy greens, tofu, white beans and broccoli a big part of your diet. As with all vitamins and minerals, it’s best to get calcium through food. Studies have shown that calcium supplements can be linked to kidney stones and increased heart attack risk in older people.
Avoid Toxins Just as bones store calcium and phospahte, they can store heavy metals. Choosing organic produce and non toxic personal care products will help improve overall health, as well as bone health.
Do Meatless Monday In fact, go meatless more than just one day, animal protein is the leading contributor to osteoporosis.
It may surprise you to know that the risk for an osteoporosis-related hip fracture is the same as a women’s breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer risk combined. This infographic from American Recall Center has more surprising and important facts about Osteoporosis.
My grandma has osteoporosis and so I want to make sure that I do all that I can to exercise and eat well so that I never get that condition. However, I had no idea that meat was a leading contributor to the disease and that I should take the day off from it here and there. What is it about meat that leads to osteoporosis?
It’s great that you’re doing research to help your grandma. So caring of you! Acidosis occurs during digestion after eating meat. Organic Authority has a good article about the meat & osteoporosis connection: http://www.organicauthority.com/health/high-meat-intake-is-linked-to-osteoporosis-and-what-you-can-do-to-avoid-it.html