7 Ways to Improve Your Bone Health ...

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If you worry about the strength of your bones and want to make sure that they stay strong, then there are several important ways to improve your bone health that you may want to think about.

As a woman who has a family history of osteopenia and osteoporosis, I have also worried about my bone strength;

therefore, keeping my bones healthy and strong has always been a top priority for me!3

As I am sure you already know, calcium and Vitamin D are major components necessary for bone health, but there are a few more ways to improve your bone health to keep in mind as well!

1. Increase Your Dairy Consumption

Calcium and dairy are often the first things that come mind when thinking about ways to improve your bone health.

If you have no issues with dairy, adding yummy foods like yogurt, cheese and milk to your diet is a tasty way to increase your calcium consumption.

Calcium is an essential mineral for your teeth, bones, muscle functioning, nerve signaling, hormone secretion and blood pressure, but adding dairy rich foods alone won’t drastically improve your bone health.

2. Don’t Forget Your Greens

If you are like me and unable to tolerate dairy in your diet, it may seem like a challenge to get enough calcium through supplements alone.

Fortunately, there are many non-dairy calcium rich foods like broccoli, spinach, kale and Swiss chard, which are also some of my favorite vegetables to eat!

Making these important greens a part of your daily diet can help you to get you another step closer to achieving better bone health.

3. The Sunshine Vitamin

I’ll take any excuse to spend a little extra time outdoors and believe it or not, getting 10 to 15 minutes of sunshine three times per week can produce Vitamin D and help improve your bone health.3

Unfortunately, many of us can’t rely on sunshine alone to produce enough Vitamin D, so make sure your diet is full of foods like shrimp, sardines, egg yolks and tuna.2

If those foods don’t call out to your taste buds, a Vitamin D supplement is a good addition to ensure your body is getting enough of that sunshine vitamin to keep your bones strong.

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