Likely you’ve heard the importance of good bone health to keep you active, strong and mobile throughout your entire life.
Bone mass density is determined by the results of a bone scan conducted by a physician. Low bone density may develop into osteoporosis in later life.
Why is good bone health important?
Low bone density and osteoporosis not only affects your bones, it can have a serious impact on your quality of life.
Also, consider that bones are responsible for red and white blood cell production. As people age and bone health diminishes, it is no surprise that older people may also experience reduced energy levels, digestive problems and other issues associated with a weakening immune system.
Factors that affect bone health:
Level of physical activity
Poor nutrition as a child or teenage
Alcohol, tobacco and caffeine use
Use of certain medications
While some of these factors cannot be changed, there are steps that can be taken at any stage in life to improve your bone health, including:
Eating a diet healthy, well-balanced diet
Supplements such as calcium, vitamin D, magnesium vitamin K2 and pre-biotics
With many seniors experiencing aches and pains from everyday activities; this may limit their mobility. Knowing that exercise is a critical element to good bone health, these common aches and pains can act as the catalyst to a loss of bone mass density as a result of a less active lifestyle.
Working with a chiropractor through all stages of life, helping to keep joints properly aligned and mobile will help keep the common aches and pains at bay, naturally.
Chiropractors can help address bone and joint issues such as:
With your overall health and particularly your bone health, we believe it’s better to be proactive than reactive. If you have any questions, please call our office at 519-258-8544.