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Eating For Your Bones: Bones to Last a Lifetime

(As published on TheTownDish.com, May, 2012)

Cereal, skim milk and OJ for breakfast, a tuna sandwich on whole grain bread and a salad for lunch, yogurt and a banana for snacks, grilled salmon on a bed of spinach for dinner. Sounds good, doesn't it? Sounds like a healthy day for your waistline, too, right? Did you ever think you would be preventing a broken hip or wrist by choosing yummy foods like this?
Silently and without warning, bones may begin to weaken early in life if you do not have a healthy diet and the right kinds of physical activity. Many people already have weak bones and don't know it. Others are making choices that will weaken their bones later. And it's not just women that are affected - men get osteoporosis, too!

You might not hear as much about bone health as other health concerns. But healthy habits are good for all your organs, including your bones.

The good news is that you are never too old or too young to improve your bone health. There are many things you can do to keep bones strong and prevent fractures.


Last Updated: 9/7/2012