Regular physical activities are important for bone health. It can help improve your muscle strength, which signals your body to build stronger bones. As a result, your risk of fractures goes down.
According to research, not all exercise is created equal when it comes to strengthening our bones. Exercises like brisk walking may be beneficial to your heart but do little for your bones.
When it comes to exercise, aim for weight-bearing exercises.
Bodyweight exercises like squats, stair walking, step-ups. etc.
Resistance training with weights/gym equipment like bicep curls, pull-ups, shoulder presses, etc.
3. Periodic Bone Mass Density Tests
A bone density test determines how much mineral, such as calcium, is present in your bones. The results show a T-score. The World Health Organization defined osteoporosis as an individual with a T-score less than -2.5. Of course, the goal is to detect & treat early bone loss, to prevent the onset of osteoporosis.
ð—ªð—µð—¼ ð˜€ð—µð—¼ð˜‚ð—¹ð—± ð—´ð—²ð˜ ð—® ð—¯ð—¼ð—»ð—² ð—ºð—¶ð—»ð—²ð—¿ð—®ð—¹ ð˜ð—²ð˜€ð˜:
-All women aged 65 and above and men aged 70 and above
-Women aged 50-64 years with risk factors*
-Men aged 50-69 years with risk factors*
*Risk factors include vitamin D deficiency, previous history of fractures, low BMI (<19), and more.
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist for more information.