While you were young, you may recall parents always reminding you to make sure to drink your milk to grow big and strong. Now, it’s just as important to have enough calcium so that your bones give you a good foundation while aging. Calcium is crucial to keep you moving and active as you age, especially if recovering from an injury.
A healthy diet with consistent physical activity and smart lifestyle choices sets the groundwork for strong bones as you mature. Bone-health is a key player in preventing osteoporosis, falls, and injuries. Osteoporosis is a serious disease which makes bones very weak and prone to fracture. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 have this disease. This can cause a loss of independence for seniors which can lead to depression. To get the right amount of calcium, make sure to eat healthy foods, however, it may be beneficial to take a supplement to meet your needs.
At South Coast Post Acute, we want your post-acute rehabilitation experience to be smooth and painless. Our skilled nursing staff wants you to live a happy and independent life. Contact us to learn more about bone health in post-acute care!