Good nutrition (such as adequate calcium intake and a good Vitamin D levle ) is vital to bone health – but so is exercise.
Daily exercise can help to prevent and even reverse bone loss, as well as promote stability and balance. Incorporate these forms of exercise into your daily routine to help keep your bones strong and your body flexible:
- Weight-bearing exercise – try walking, dancing, tai Chi or climbing stairs daily (aim for 30-60 minutes most days).
- Strength training – lunges, free weights or weight machines are good choices – contact a professional trainer for personal instruction.
- Flexibility exercises – tai chi and yoga can improve balance, coordination and flexibility.
- Stand up whenever you can.
- Don’t forget to have adequate calcium in your diet. Check your intake here. Rheumatological Diseases Unit | www.cgem.ed.ac.uk
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