Bone Health

After cleaning my wood floors, they became quite slippery, and I feel hard on my left knee. That was around a month ago, and, although I am still bruised, it continues to get better with each passing day. I am just thankful that I did not break a bone. I mean, I am getting older and as we age bones become weaker.

During menopause estrogen levels decline, and women become more susceptible to bone loss. Caucasian, Asian, and slender women are more likely to experience bone loss. Family history and lifestyle choices are also a factor.

How to protect your bones?

  • Weight bearing exercises such as walking, jogging, hiking, dancing, tennis, stair climbing and golf can help prevent bone loss.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Dr. Oz recommended getting 600 mg of Calcium, 400 mg of Magnesium and 1000 IU of Vitamin D. Magnesium prevents the negative side effects of calcium and Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Limit consumption of alcohol and caffeine.