Read this if you don’t want your bones to wither into dust

A lot of people, especially the elderly, struggle with osteoporosis.

In short what that means is, they have brittle and weak bones. It takes very little for them to fracture their bones. You may literally laugh at what I’m about to tell you, but I can assure you, for the person that this applies to, the following is anything but a joke.

Just a simple cough can fracture a bone.

Yes, you read that right.

Simply coughing can fracture a bone. Of course, this is one of the more extreme cases, but the point still remains valid. By actually doing something as harmless as coughing, you risk damaging yourself.

Even pitching your body forward, like when you’re bending over, can cause fractures in certain bones.

This is how bad it can get for some.

As you may already have realized, if all it takes is a simple cough or an unnatural position, to break some bones in your body, then what about if you fall? Or if you get hit by something, like for example a door?

What if one of your grandchildren, who hasn’t seen their grandparents for a long time, runs up to you in your face and hugs you everything he or she can.

I don’t have to say anything more, do I?

Imagine the horror of actually having severely damaged your grandparent, just because you wanted to give them a big hug since it had been so long since the last time you’d seen them.

Osteoporosis is a real thing, and many people suffer from it. In fact, with the current poor dieting that a lot of people undergo, cases of osteoporosis will quite likely soar in the future.

Think this doesn’t apply to you because you’re younger?

Think again.

Bad eating habits in your younger years may literally lay the grounds for weak bones later in life. Sure, you may not be in danger in your current state, and it may be easier to fix it fairly fast, compared to if you were older. But the longer you wait, the more difficult it gets.

So, what is the big secret of having strong bones?

Plain and simply, enough calcium.

And, vitamin D.

In short, vitamin D is responsible for helping your body absorb as much calcium as possible. If your body doesn’t get enough calcium, it cannot increase and maintain bone strength. Sure, working out and living a healthy lifestyle participates also. Lifting heavy weights has some impact on bone strength, but if you don’t get your nutrition right, it hardly matters at all what you’re doing.

So, if you didn’t have a reason to take a Calcium and Vitamin D supplement, now you do!

Remember, it’s never too late to get your body headed in the healthier direction.

All it takes is willpower.

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