In this edition of EmpowHER's, "HER Health Minute", Michelle shares some tips about how women can work to keep their joints healthy and pain free.
Michelle: Looking to keep your joints in tip-top shape? You might want to consider foods and supplements. According to a University of Illinois study, the number of foods with calcium and vitamin D are increasing.
So the good news for you is that some of the examples cited are orange juice, yogurt, crackers, cereal, bread, breakfast bars and pancakes. Don’t forget those blueberries and strawberries though on those pancakes. A diet high in fruits and vegetables may be a key factor in keeping bones strong.
And researchers also found that a low sodium diet has a positive effect on bone density. Also as part of the study, the National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends exercise to keep those bones strong. That means doing a variety of activities such as aerobics, strength, balance and flexibility exercises. Don’t forget to consult with your doctors on other foods, supplements or medications that might be beneficial in improving your joint health.
And don’t forget, change begins with you.