A woman’s risk of breaking a hip due to osteoporosis is equal to her risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined!?! (National Osteoporosis Foundation) As women we have less muscle mass then men and therefore have to work a little harder to keep our bones strong. But that’s not a big deal right ladies? We have been double steppin’ in this gender race for generations now, so keep reading to learn how to eat and sweat your way to stronger bones.
Sunny D Anyone? Did you know that Vitamin D deficiency is common among African-Americans? And while you shouldn’t forgo those SPF enhanced products you also shouldn’t be afraid to catch a few rays every now and then. Sunshine is an excellent source of Vitamin D and as little as 10 minutes a day can provide a significant boost to your Vitamin D levels. So grab those shades and soak up the sun.
Chomp On Some Calcium. Like most diseases, a healthy diet is the prescription of choice when it comes to osteoporosis prevention. However some foods stand out amongst others when it comes to their calcium enriching properties. Some showoffs include dairy products such as milk or yogurt, fortified orange juice, vegetables such as dark leafy greens, and chocolate. Yep you heard me…chocolate. I recently had the opportunity to try a new product called Adora Calcium and love love love it. As a calcium supplement this sweet treat is made from real, all-natural chocolate, clocks in at 30 calories each, and fulfills 100% of your daily calcium needs. Hello healthy indulgence!