It’s only natural that your bones get weaker as you age but a few things that you mindfully do when you’re young can actually slow down the process or help keep your bones healthy even when you’re older. Here are 5 suggestions…
 

Cut down on sugar

Cut down on sugar

It is calcium and magnesium that make your bones stronger. But sugar has the power to rob your system of these nutrients making your bones weak. So it is practical to cut down on the intake of sugar as soon as possible.

 

Reduce your intake of alcohol

Reduce your intake of alcohol

You might love your endless glasses of cocktails on ladies’ night but truth be told, alcohol can indirectly propel the deterioration of bones. How? Much like sugar, alcohol too interferes with the body’s power to absorb calcium, in the absence of which your bones turn weaker by the day.

 

Soak up the sun

Soak up the sun

You might wonder what the connection between your bones and sun exposure is. Turns out, the sun lends us vitamin D. Vitamin D helps the body absorb bone-boosting calcium. Hence, the best way to get it is by ensuring you get some sun exposure or up your intake of vitamin D rich foods like orange juice, eggs and tuna.

 

Up your calcium intake

Up your calcium intake

Since calcium is the prime mineral responsible for the functioning of bones, you need to ensure that your body is getting optimum amounts of it through foods. So try and include cheese, milk, yoghurt and greens in your diet.

 

Don’t forget to exercise

Don’t forget to exercise

Exercise has the power to improve your bone health to a great extent. Weight training and strength training exercises are a great way to better bone density. So it’s advisable to start now than suffer later.