Nutrition, Foot Care and Preventing Osteoporosis
Your feet may be one of the first places to see the effects of osteoporosis. A stress fracture in the foot is often the first sign.
There is a lot you can do throughout your life to prevent osteoporosis, slow its progression and protect yourself from fractures.
- Include adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D in your diet.
- Exercise regularly.
Don't let osetoporosis rule your life. Make sure that you are exercising regularly. When you exercise make sure that you are also doing some weight training, which will help your bones. Also make sure that you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Some calcium rich foods would be: Cheese, Yogurt, Milk, Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens. Your body takes in Vitamin D from sunlight and select foods.
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