May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month, and the St. Louis Dairy Council wants everyone to take measures to ensure better bone health. These can include increasing your calcium and vitamin D intake, getting more exercise, and making better nutrition choices that will benefit your bone health.
Joyce Fikri with the St. Louis Dairy Council appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show, and says there are four main ways for people to improve their bone health. One way is to increase your calcium intake.
Another way to help your bone health is increasing your Vitamin D intake. Vitamin D helps your bones absorb calcium, leading to stronger bones.
Other ways to increase your bone health include getting more exercise and eating more protein rich foods, as well as avoiding negative lifestyle choices, such as smoking or drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.