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Healthy Habits to Keep Osteoporosis Away

November 24, 2021 10:49 am

Following a healthy diet and having a BMI in the normal range is crucial in the early years of your life. As age advances, you need to switch over to a healthy lifestyle. You need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and ensure that you remain physically fit. And, let us also tell you the truth- degeneration is inevitable! All of us will definitely get old one day, and it is not something that can be stopped. But, you can always delay the process of degeneration with the help of healthy habits. For that, you need to follow a proper diet plan. It lays the foundation for a healthy and pain-free life even when your age advances and you get old. Let us now take a look at some of the best ways to prevent osteoporosis as suggested by the experts at REAN Foundation:

Also read: Impact of Ageing on Health & Wellbeing: An Analysis

Ways To Prevent Osteoporosis

Exercise Regularly

The best way to tackle osteoporosis is to exercise. Regular exercise can help strengthen your bones and make you fit. You may not be able to change your genetic variation, but taking care of your health is something you can do and must do.

Quit Smoking

Smoking can be detrimental to your health in more ways than one. To develop a healthy bone mass, you need to get rid of bad habits like smoking and drinking.

Get Sun Exposure

Adequate sun exposure is essential for the synthesis of vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a vital role in the conversion of calcium into strong and healthy bones. If you have any related diseases, it is always better to take calcium supplements and follow a calcium-rich diet.

Stop Stress

Anxiety and stress can affect your health in a bad way. Hence, always take measures to prevent getting stressed often. If your job is highly stressful, remember to take breaks to relax and de-stress.

Take Vitamin D Supplements

In women, after menopause, their hormones undergo significant changes, and this can lead to osteoporosis. So if you are over 45 years old, it is important to take Vitamin D supplements to live a healthy life.

Keep Monitors/Screens at Eye-Level

It is often a common practice to sit in such a way that your laptop monitor is below your eye level. In such cases, you have to bend down your neck to look at your screen or type on the keyboard. Simply keeping your eyes at the same level as the monitor will help you gradually prevent cervical spondylosis over a period of time. This simple lifestyle change can help you have a pain-free neck after 50 years of age.

Maintain The Right Posture

Most of the IT people work 8 - 10 hours in a day, and sometimes even more than that. And, the sad part is that most of them do not maintain a proper posture while sitting and working. This ends up causing either lordosis or kyphosis. Lordosis is the condition in which the spine curves inward excessively. When the upper spine curves forward excessively, it is known as kyphosis. The best way to avoid this will be to get an ergonomic chair. You can either use that or make it a habit to sit straight without bending your back and sitting with the support of the chair. Whenever you use a chair, lag your foot inside or under the chair. It increases the flexion of the knees.

Just follow these very simple preventive measures to lead a healthy life and experience a pain-free future. If you need more information or help with managing osteoporosis, we are always a message or call away.

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