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Walking Keeps Bone Healthy

Walking everyday prevents loss of calcium from the bones and keeps your bones strong. And if you don’t exercise enough you may develop osteoporosis (especially women above 50 years). In this situation the one gets degenerated, gets thinned out and makes you susceptible to bone fractures, especially spine and hips. And this makes you look much older because of the hunch you may develop in your upper back and spine due to loss of calcium.

Walk with energy into each step, with shoulders and back straight. Concentrate on standing straight even when you are not walking, which will keep your back muscles tense and keep your bones healthy.
Walking and weight bearing exercises lead to stronger bones and reduces chances of fractures. Walking outdoors when the sun is shining also helps to strengthen bones, because Vitamin D produced by sunshine is needed for calcium absorption. And in these women even broken bones can heal faster.

Four steps to prevent osteoporosis in both men and women are

  1. Follow a Calcium and Vitamin D rich diet.
  2. Walking and weight-bearing exercises.
  3. Getting bone density tested.
  4. Limited alcohol consumption and quit smoking.

Reasons to try Water Aerobics

  1. It is great for your bones and body and burns approximately 400-500cal/hour.
  2. It improves balance and co-ordination and is easy on the joints.
  3. It doesn’t make you sweaty.
  4. Every part of the body is toned at once.
  5. Maintains safe heart rate.
Submitted on January 16, 2014