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How can you keep your bones healthy as you age?

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Make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin D. Good sources of calcium in your diet include dairy products, almonds, and vegetables such as broccoli and kale. Your doctor may also recommend calcium supplements.

Vitamin D is vital to bone health because it helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone strength.. Some people are able to get enough of this nutrient by spending time in sunlight. You can also get it from tuna, sardines, egg yolks, and fortified foods such as milk and many cereals. Ask your doctor whether you need a supplement.

From: What's Normal Aging? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Aging: What to Expect.”

National Institutes of Health Medline Plus: “Areas of Age-Related Change.”

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing: “Aging: Age-Related Physical Changes.”

Merck Manual: “Changes in the Body With Aging.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Effects of Aging.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Aging: What to Expect.”

National Institutes of Health Medline Plus: “Areas of Age-Related Change.”

University of Cincinnati College of Nursing: “Aging: Age-Related Physical Changes.”

Merck Manual: “Changes in the Body With Aging.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Effects of Aging.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on August 06, 2018

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