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Aging is tough on our bones. As we grow older, we begin to lose bone mass. Experts say bone loss can actually begin as early as age 30. Weakened bones can lead to serious issues like fractures and falls.
An estimated 10 million people in this country live with osteoporosis, a disease which reduces the density and quality of a person’s bones. As many as 1.5 million adults experience a bone fracture each year, including 300,000 fractured hips. Women are at higher risk for bone loss, as are people who consume a poor diet.
What can you do to keep your bones and your senior loved ones healthy as you age?
A great first step is to make smart food choices.
Better Nutrition for Building Better Bones
Weight and resistance training can pump up more than just your biceps—they can increase bone mass, too. As the bone is stressed during a workout, the body responds by sending signals to bone cells to create new bone. The result is denser, stronger bones.
At Sunrise communities, physical activity is a part of everyday life. Live With Action is one of our signature programs. Watch a video of one of our fitness classes to see Live with Action at work!