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8 tips to maintain your bone and muscle health as you age

Published on Nov 27, 2023 10:38 AM IST
  • As you age, you lose bone density as well as muscle tissue due to factors like physical inactivity, inflammation and stress. Here are tips for bone health.
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It is common to have weaker bones and muscles after 50 but making some lifestyle changes can help people to lower risk of issues like osteoporosis. It's important to consult with healthcare professionals for personalized advice based on individual health conditions, says Dr Aman Dua, Director - Joint Replacement and Orthopaedics, Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi, as he elaborates on measures to maintain bone and muscle health in old age. (Photo by Jonathan Borba on Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 27, 2023 10:38 AM IST

It is common to have weaker bones and muscles after 50 but making some lifestyle changes can help people to lower risk of issues like osteoporosis. It's important to consult with healthcare professionals for personalized advice based on individual health conditions, says Dr Aman Dua, Director - Joint Replacement and Orthopaedics, Fortis Escorts, Okhla Road, New Delhi, as he elaborates on measures to maintain bone and muscle health in old age. (Photo by Jonathan Borba on Pexels)

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Regular exercise: Engage in weight-bearing exercises and activities that promote joint flexibility and strength. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Regular exercise: Engage in weight-bearing exercises and activities that promote joint flexibility and strength. (Unsplash)

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Healthy diet: Consume a well-balanced diet rich in calcium, Vitamin D, proteins and other nutrients essential for bone health. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Healthy diet: Consume a well-balanced diet rich in calcium, Vitamin D, proteins and other nutrients essential for bone health. (Unsplash)

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Maintain a healthy weight: Achieve and maintain a healthy weight to reduce the load on joints, especially weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Maintain a healthy weight: Achieve and maintain a healthy weight to reduce the load on joints, especially weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. (Freepik)

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Good posture practices: Be mindful of your posture, especially during prolonged periods of sitting or standing. (Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Good posture practices: Be mindful of your posture, especially during prolonged periods of sitting or standing. (Pixabay)

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Avoid overuse: Take breaks during repetitive tasks and avoid overusing specific joints to prevent strain and injuries. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Avoid overuse: Take breaks during repetitive tasks and avoid overusing specific joints to prevent strain and injuries. (Unsplash)

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Quit smoking and limit alcohol intake: Both smoking and excessive alcohol can negatively impact bone health. Quit smoking and moderate alcohol consumption. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Quit smoking and limit alcohol intake: Both smoking and excessive alcohol can negatively impact bone health. Quit smoking and moderate alcohol consumption. (Unsplash)

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Regular health check-ups: Regularly check for bone density and address any issues early.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Regular health check-ups: Regularly check for bone density and address any issues early. 

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Safety measures: Take precautions to prevent falls and injuries, especially as you age. (Photo by Zac Gudakov on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Safety measures: Take precautions to prevent falls and injuries, especially as you age. (Photo by Zac Gudakov on Unsplash)

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