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3 Tips for Building Strong Bones

By Genevieve Cunningham

At one point in time, building strong bones was something that got a lot of attention. There were entire campaigns (Got Milk?) that targeted this aspect of our health and wellness. In today's world, there's a lot less emphasis on strong bones. While most of us know that it's important, we don't really give it any conscious thought. But maybe we should! Maybe we need to reassess the idea of keeping our bones healthy and give it some attention. If you're ready to improve your health and build stronger bones, take a look at these tips to help you get started. 

Consume Calcium

Calcium helps create density in the bones. If you want strong bones, calcium is a must. If you eat a really healthy and well balanced diet, it's possible to meet all of your calcium needs through your normal diet. But if your diet isn't as good as it should be, then you may need a little help. You can try adding calcium-rich foods such as cheese or milk, or you could simply add a supplement to your routine. If you have any questions, just ask your doctor for advice.

Build Your Muscles

The bones are connected to the muscles, or rather the muscles run beside and sometimes around the bones. Either way, they work hand in hand. If you have weak muscles and tendons and ligaments, it puts your bones at a higher risk of injury. Strengthen the muscles, and in turn, you'll be helping to protect the bones as well.

Listen to Your Doctor

The doctor knows best, and this is especially true if you've been seeing your doctor regularly for checkups. They'll have information on the way your body works and any problems. The doctor will be able to run tests to determine whether your bones are healthy and strong or unhealthy and brittle, and if they need some work, the doctor can guide you. Doctors are there to help, so reach out and get moving down the right path.

Your bones are important! When they're not strong, you risk injury, pain, and poor overall health. Use these tips to make your bones healthy and to keep them that way. With some patience and consistent healthy practices, you can enjoy a healthier body now and moving into the future.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glen Carbon, Ill.

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