A condition in which bones become weak and brittle is called Osteoporosis. As we age, it becomes important to keep our bones healthy. This is particularly true for the elderly who are at high risk of osteoporosis. More than one-third of Indians above the age of 50 are likely to experience a broken bone as a result of osteoporosis in their middle age or old age. Hence, if you or any of your senior aged ones are worried about osteoporosis, keep these things in mind for maintaining healthy bones:
Eat a Rich Diet
You can keep your body healthy by nourishing your bones with essential nutrients. Vitamin D, Calcium and Protein are the vital nutrients that form healthy bones. Besides these nutrients, you can take dairy products to ensure healthy bones. Eating cabbage, soybeans, broccoli, nuts, tofu, eggs and oily fish also makes the bones strong.
Exercise is known to be associated with strong muscles, but we overlook its significance in keeping our bones strong. As the muscles gain strength and mass with exercise, our bones remain sturdy and strong only when we do exercise on a regular basis. So, if you are looking forward to maintaining your bone mass, you can involve yourself in a habitual physical activity like yoga, walking and gardening. These kinds of activities do not appear like “exercise” but they give the bones a good work out.
Consult Your Doctor
Sustaining healthy bones and keeping osteoporosis at an arm’s length form a hale and hearty lifestyle, so it is good to get in touch with your doctor if you have any questions about the same. He is the best person to tell you if you are at the risk of osteoporosis and to recommend you how to escape this risk.
At YouCare, we have caregivers who are best in offering elderly care in the comfort of your home. If any elderly at your place is an osteoporosis patient and you feel the need to hire an attendant, get in touch with us at 8872850888 or visit www.youcare.in. With an attendant as a regular companion, we can ensure that our elderly not only get the best care and companionship but can also ensure they stay active and fit in the later years of their life.