HAPPY FRIDAY! @everyone
IT’s HEALTHY BONES ACTION WEEK!
How strong are your bones?
As we age, especially during and post menopause our bones can become brittle. We need to keep our bones strong to reduce the risk of Osteoporosis and also to prevent breaking bones if we fall.
1. Weight bearing exercises & Strength training
A daily brisk walk, jog, dancing, aerobics
Combine with 2 – 3 Strength Sessions per week to maintain muscle mass. Check out Peta Gillian Strong Healthy Women for their online programs. (Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womenover50getactiveandhealthy)
2. Incorporate enough calcium in your diet
Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt plus spinach, kale, chia seeds and almonds. Spread your calcium throughout the day. Have a dollop of yogurt on your oats, make a smoothie with milk, eat sardines and salmon especially the bones and have some cheese in your salad.
3. Get your daily dose of Sunshine for Vitamin D. Vitamin D helps calcium absorption.
Dairy Australia has loads of information so check out their website:
What are you doing today to maintain bone & muscle strength? I’d love you to share with me. Let’s inspire each other.
Remember to Live Well, Enjoy Life and most of all be a Woman living life your way.