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I am 65yrs old. What should I take for healthy bones?

By Anonymous April 6, 2015 - 8:56pm
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for asking us for advice for promoting healthy bones.

Consult your healthcare provider if you have a medical condition or take medication that can affect your bones.

Eat a well-balanced diet containing a variety of foods, including grains, fruits and vegetables, nonfat or low-fat dairy products or other calcium-rich foods, and meat or beans each day.

Calcium intake is key to healthy bones. Approximately three 8-ounce glasses of low-fat milk each day, combined with the calcium from the rest of a normal diet, is enough to meet the recommended daily requirements for most individuals. Foods fortified with calcium and calcium supplements can assist those who do not consume an adequate amount of calcium-rich foods.

Getting enough vitamin D from sunshine is not practical. You can boost your vitamin D level through diet. Vitamin D is also available in supplements for those unable to get enough through sunshine and diet.

Physical activity, at least 30 minutes a day for adults,helps maintain bone health.


April 7, 2015 - 8:32am
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