The Risk of Osteoporosis Increases as Women Age

Sarah Grady Ackerman talks with Barbara Cliffe-Miller from Memorial Hospital and Manor about how the risk of Osteoporosis increases as women age. Once you age past 25 or 30 years, your bone stops growing and starts to deteriorate a little bit. In order to slow that down, make sure you get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, and increase weight bearing exercises. Weight bearing exercises doesn’t have to jogging or running; it can be walking or standing. If you have pain in the joints, try water aerobics or walking in water. Start decreasing the depth of the water you are working out in, in order to get your exercises back on land. Vitamin D you can get from sunshine, Vitamin K you can get from your green leafy vegetables, and Calcium you can get from dairy products.

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