Osteoporosis affects more than one in four women over the age of 65 and symptoms are virtually non-existent, with a person not being affected by it until they break a bone. Avoid broken bones due to osteoporosis with these 4 healthy habits that you can start right away.
4 Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis
Exercise: Exercise strengthens bones as much as it strengthens muscle. Strong bones are less likely to fracture or lose density over time.
Quit Smoking: Smoking increases the risk of osteoporosis by interfering with the function of bone cells and interfering with proper calcium absorption.
Nutrition: Calcium improves bone strength and Vitamin D helps bones absorb calcium. Make sure you reach your daily calcium and Vitamin D goals to lower your risk.
Limit Alcohol: Consuming large amounts of alcohol is bad for a variety of reasons. One of them being your calcium supply. Limit yourself to less than two drinks per day.
Schedule an Appointment
If you believe you are suffering from symptoms associated with osteoporosis, call our office at (352) 331-0115 to schedule an appointment in Gainesville for a DEXA Bone Density scan.