Jan 11, 2018 by Alan White
Your mom or dad can begin today to prevent injury to their bones. They were taught as youngsters, that calcium in its many forms is necessary for healthy bones, but modern science has taught us a lot more. Comfort Keepers GA advises that bone health is vital to support the body and avoid injury. Bones also protect the brain and heart and other organs from injury. If neglected, the bone structure may weaken and become less stable. If this happens, the result may include your parent becoming prone to injury and may cause harm to other parts of the body.
With age, your mother or father’s bones will change. Comfort Keepers GA recommends that your parent should be cognizant of their diet, including calcium enriched foods such as dairy products, kale, broccoli, soy products, almonds, or if needed supplements recommended by medical professionals. Getting the right supply of calcium allows your loved one’s bones to remain strong as time naturally wears them down.
Physical activity is a must. Bones that sit on the couch all day aren’t being forced to work, which means the body will neglect developing them. Walking, dancing, yoga, water-based activities, bike riding, and using weights can strengthen bones which reduces the chance of falls causing life-changing injuries. The more proactive your loved one is in caring for their health and maintaining their bones, the fewer risks they will face down the line. Exercises will also strengthen muscles, allowing your loved one will be less likely to fall, reducing the risk as well as the severity of potential injuries.
With the proper support and exercise, your parent can learn to prevent future bone injuries. Exercise will not only help mom or dad maintain a healthier lifestyle, but it may also offer them an opportunity to meet and socialize with other seniors. Working out in a group format often is productive and encourages accountability.
Want to learn more about how to improve your loved one’s quality of life? Talk to Comfort Keepers GA today. We would be happy to help.
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