bone health

Building Stronger Bones for a Healthier Future

World Osteoporosis Day is this Friday, October 20th 2023 

Building Stronger Bones for a Healthier Future 

Osteoporosis, often referred to as the “silent disease,” is characterized by the gradual weakening of bones, which increases the risk of fractures. 

Intentionally focusing on bone health and taking proactive steps in preventing osteoporosis include regular exercise, a balanced diet, and lifestyle modifications that help maintain strong bones throughout life. 

Calcium, vitamin D, and protein are important in supporting bone health, so be sure you’re focusing on food sources rich in these nutrients: dark, leafy greens, broccoli, fish, meat, yogurt, nuts and seeds. The best sources of calcium and vitamin D are low-fat dairy foods. 

How can I keep my bones strong as I age? 

Early detection is crucial, as osteoporosis often progresses unnoticed until a fracture occurs. Bone density scans can identify those at risk, allowing for timely intervention.  

Reba McIntire said, “to succeed in life you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone!”… with that, let’s feed and move our bones for vibrant health! 

To learn more, visit the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons website about staying healthy. 


Sending Healing Hugs! 

Kimberly Bailey, RN CHPN 

Life Plan Community Nurse 

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