Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Take Care of Your Bones!

Osteoporosis is on the rise.  Over 20 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis.  The incidence of broken bones from osteoporosis has increased 55% since 1995.  It's the leading cause of hospitalization for older people, particularly older women.  To keep your bones healthy:

Don't smoke.

Watch your alcohol intake.

Exercise with weights twice a week.

Watch your coffee intake.  
More than 3 cups a day causes acids in your bloodstream which your body tries to neutralize by drawing calcium from your bones.

Get plenty of calcium and Vitamin D in your diet.

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