May is a busy month with Mother’s Day, graduations, barbecues and Memorial Day on the mind—one of the last things you may be thinking about this month is your bone health!
Did you know that one in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis? It’s true, but eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help slow or stop the loss of bone mass and help prevent fractures.
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness Month and eating dairy is a great way to keep your bones healthy! It’s never too early, or too late, to make bone health a priority. That’s why getting three daily servings of dairy, the top source for both of these vital nutrients, is so important and recommended by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Here are some simple steps and tools you can use to help build and maintain strong bones for life!
- Power up your day with 3-Every-Day — that‘s three servings of milk, cheese or yogurt for stronger bones and better bodies. This planner offers dairy-licious ways to pique your palate and pack a nutrient punch every day of the week!
Are You Making the Calcium Connection?
- Most people know that calcium is needed to build strong bones, but it also connects to many health benefits throughout the body. Use these tips to learn how you can connect the foods you eat with the calcium you need.
- The National Osteoporosis Foundation has great tips and exercises for building and maintaining bone density.
Click here to learn more about osteoporosis and how you can help!