Osteoporosis is a bone disease that is characterized by poor bone quality, which results in increased risk for fractures and poor posture. It becomes prevalent as we get older, especially if we lacked Calcium and Vitamin D intake in our younger years. If you or your loved ones have osteoporosis, here are some tips to live well despite the condition:
- Stop Thinking About Osteoporosis.
Sometimes the only one getting in the way of your happiness is thinking and obsessing about it. Do other activities like watching your favorite shows or hanging out with your loved ones.
- Ensure Healthy and Nutritious Food Intake.
Despite having the condition, it is still good for you to keep eating and drinking food that will help keep you strong. Drink milk and dairy products, have fish for lunch and limit your protein. Eating your greens will also give you a good immune system boost.
- Stop Smoking and Drinking.
Doing this only deteriorates your state of health and makes you more immune to sickness. If you are having difficulty quitting, you can try to ask your doctor for ways to quit. For instance, nicotine patches and chewing gum can help you get rid of the urge to smoke.
- Install Handles at Home and Use Support Equipment.
Having osteoporosis increases your risk of falling and hurting your back. If you have safety handles installed at home, you can easily use them when walking or moving about. Your support equipment like walking crutches can help support you when you walk long distances than you normally do.
Despite having osteoporosis, you can still exercise to strengthen your bones and muscles so they don’t deteriorate fast. If you keep sitting down, your body may get used to it. Make sure to talk to your doctor about an exercise plan that is suitable for you.
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