Exercise daily for stronger bones

Exercise daily for stronger bones

female_liftin_dumbells.topIt is impossible to lose weight if a low calorie diet is not combined with exercise. As we know, exercise burns off extra calories and fat, improves the metabolism and there’s more to it. Exercising regularly can improve your bone density. Constant dieting can make you lose calcium from bones. It is always advisable to take advise from a dietitian as they will provide you healthy diets with adequate calcium and other minerals.

It has been constantly observed that when a low calorie diet is followed by many of my clients, they cut out milk products worrying about fat content. Hence there is a decrease in calcium intake and hence a decrease in bone density. This increases the risk for osteoporosis.

Hence combine a low calorie diet with exercise. Weight training is very important as it can induce new bone production. Weight bearing exercise such as jogging on the treadmill, walking too can help. So keep walking consistently to prevent bone loss.

Do not make excuses to skip exercise. Now you know why!!!!

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

2 Replies to “Exercise daily for stronger bones”

  1. Exercise daily for stronger and healthy bones.Apart from exercise, both diet and lifestyle also contribute to the maintenance of bones strong and healthy.

    Foods rich in calcium are especially valuable for healthy bones. A varied balanced diet is very important.

    Weight bearing exercises help to promote bone formation and its health. Good exercise includes running, skipping, aerobics, tennis, brisk walking weight training, etc.

    Lifestyle changes concern about smoking and alcohol.They both cause harm to bones.

  2. It is no secret that when we get older, our muscles seem to lose some of its strength. Problems then arise when it affects the legs ,because leg muscles help to keep us on our feet ,allow us to move about whereever we are in any part of the world and do things as we like. Can one safeguard some of the leg strength as one ages without draining away the vigour, power and resistence of the leg ?, which if not done can uliumately give room for a fall and / or disability.

    Commonsense tells that leg strength can be directly related to one’s body weight ,gait while walking and the speed of walking etc.. This means that overwight and obese people could be at risk, as gradually they can become incapacitated or crippled.due to loss of leg strength.

    The purpose of this note is therefore a sort of warning to all, for motivating them to shed some of the pounds if they are overweight or obese, and try to preserve some leg strength and mobility throughout their life. When these days people pay more attention to the tyres of their car and take good care of the car itself than their body , they pay the price for it as age goes up and run after treatment. One sees them spending much time either on rocking chairs or on park benches nursing themselves in the evening of their life, paying the price for not giving attention to their legs they desrve.

    Use this note therefore , as a motivation for shedding some pounds if you are over weight and obese. Preserve leg strength and mobility by following this health advice.

    Eat healthy, whole foods that are packed with nutrients.Your body needs them to perform daily maintenance.Your nutritional healthy food is the main key when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight.

    Exercise at least four times a week if not all the seven days which can keep the muscles,ligaments and tendons in working condition. Do also some stretching to stave off the age related stiffness, and weakness. It can make the muscles elastic

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