Bone health tends to be taken for granted until it becomes a concern. One day you’re trucking along, living your life, and the next, you can, unfortunately, deal with a bone fracture without warning—and bone fractures are no fun to deal with.
As a registered dietitian and a person with many family members who have osteoporosis (a medical condition characterized by the weakening of bones, making them fragile and more prone to fractures), I’ve seen first-hand how dietary choices can impact a person.
What’s more, I’ve seen how bone health can impact so many other aspects of our overall health. Not only is waiting for a broken hip or femur to heal painful, but it also makes it very hard to exercise and socialize during the recovery period. Plus, a lack of exercise and socialization can result in negative effects on mental and cardiovascular health, which can lead to a whole other boatload of challenges.
Needless to say, I am very motivated to support my bone health before I run into challenges.
This is why, along with doing the tried-and-true things that support bone health, like participating in weight-bearing exercise, avoiding cigarette smoke, and including dairy foods in my diet, I have started snacking on Featured Fitness Health