Keeping Your Bones Happy

This season brings the spotlight to skeletons, they seem to be everywhere. Halloween decorations, candies, costumes and of course IN US!As a chiropractor each time I see the cartoon or decorative skeletons it makes me think of all the people that I still want to help!

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We have been taught that our skeleton is the framework of our body. If we ever get our bones damaged, we are sure to suffer from posture problems, degenerative changes and can even cause permanent paralysis. If that is not proof enough how we should take care of your bones, what else do you need to hear?

Keeping your bones happy does not have to be complicated. This is in fact basic knowledge about body care that we should always keep in mind and follow. For more information about the best care for your bones come in for a consultation with me at Stanford Chiropractic Center.

  • Eat calcium-rich foods. Bones need calcium to be strong! The good thing is that it is very easy to buy calcium-rich foods. Your best bets include milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, almonds, and dark green leafy vegetables
  • Load up on Vitamin D. There are supplements available in the market, but you can also just take advantage of being outside in nature as much as you can. The best thing about it is you can also burn calories while taking in Vitamin D from the sun.
  • Try doing weight-bearing routines in the gym. Experts say bones are strengthened when we try to bear weights we think are too heavy for us. Of course, you have to take caution when doing this, most especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Ask a gym trainer to know where you should start, and go from there.
  • Try doing weight-bearing routines in the gym. Experts say bones are strengthened when we try to bear weights we think are too heavy for us. Of course, you have to take caution when doing this, most especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Ask a gym trainer to know where you should start, and go from there.
  • Stop smoking and cut down on drinking. Excessive drinking and smoking are proven to weaken not just your immune system but your overall health. It might be hard at first to give up the things you have enjoyed for quite a long time, but think of the benefits you will reap once you do--better health, longer life.

Our bones are responsible for our movement. We need them to be healthy and to be able to do everything we have to. You might feel healthy now, but maintaining healthy bones allows for longevity. The effects of your lifestyle might take a long before you feel them. The best you could do is prevent bone health problems by following every tip listed above.

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