Bone Support for Health and Mobility
It is common knowledge that as you age your bones get weaker. Throughout your life, your bones build up and break down through a natural process, and as we age it begins to slow. When nutrients are used up faster than they are replaced, and bone loss occurs. The more bone support we give ourselves when we are younger, the longer we can go without suffering from bone loss. But what exactly causes bone loss, and what can we do to ensure we get enough bone support?
Bone loss is caused by:
- Age: Bone aging is a part of life. While women tend to suffer from bone loss earlier than men, both sexes will eventually experience a similar rate of bone loss.
- Nutrition: Bone nutrition is as important as the nutrition for any other body part. Bones store calcium and other vitamins and minerals that the body needs, and as they are used up, they are usually replaced. When there aren't enough of these nutrients available for bone support, it can cause bone loss.
- Lifestyle: Smoking, drinking, and living a sedentary lifestyle can all have an impact on your bones. Exercise and avoidance of tobacco and alcohol can be great for bone support, as well as general health.
- Heredity: If you have family members who suffer from bone loss, you are more likely to have the same problem. Taking steps to prevent osteoporosis can extend your bone health and help you live a more mobile life without interference from bone conditions.
If you want more information on proper bone support and wellness, and how you can maintain healthy bones long into your golden years, contact your health care provider. He or she will be able to provide you with the bone density testing you need to determine your bone health and risks.