Posted by IdealVitamins Blog Writer

With Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week happening all next week, its time to give our skeletal system the support it deserves. After all, its what supports us.

Strong bones are the foundation of good health. When it comes to building strong bones, there are several key nutrients: Calcium supports your bones and teeth structure, while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. Collagen is also a protein that gives bones their flexibility.

With Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week happening all next week, its time to give our skeletal system the support it deserves. After all, its what supports us.

 

Strong bones are the foundation of good health. When it comes to building strong bones, there are several key nutrients: Calcium supports your bones and teeth structure, while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. Collagen is also a protein that gives bones their flexibility.

As we age, it becomes even more crucial to get supplements that support good bone and joint health. Strong bones can help ward off Osteoporosis, a disease characterized by brittle and breaking bones. - which can result in fractures or broken bones.

Here are some things you can do to strengthen your bones:


Leafy greens - Both cooked and raw, greens are great way to get calcium, potassium, and vitamin K, which all all needed to help build bones.


Get some sun - The best source of vitamin D is the sun. Just 10 minutes a day can help your bones. If thats not appropriate for your skin, think about taking a vitamin D supplement.


Collagen - You can find collagen in protein rich foods such as beans, fish and chicken. Stick to lean meats.


Magnesium - Think about swapping out processed foods for whole grains (they can be found in whole grain breads and pasta).


Calcium - Most people think of milk as a good source of calcium, but there are other better foods to get calcium like low-fat yogurt or calcium enriched-juices.


Exercise - Weight bearing exercise is very helpful in building strong bones. You dont have to bench press a lot of weight or turn into a bodybuilder. But lifting a few pounds, a few times a week and adding weight lifting to you aerobic and walking can build bone strength.