Healthy bones need a combination of three vital elements:
- Vitamin D
But we’re really lucky, because in Australia, getting the right amounts of each is super easy.
Bone health in children
Did you know that to build healthy bones, a child between the age of 4 years and 8 years, needs to get calcium, vitamin D and exercise at three times the rate of older kids and adults? That’s because their young bones are getting stronger and longer to cope with their growing bodies and increased activity.
Bone health as we get older
From as early as our teenage years however, our bone cell production starts to slow down, until it ceases altogether in adulthood. That’s when our bones start to lose strength and are at greater risk of fracture and slower healing – especially when we hit 50 years of age.
But it is never too late to start looking after and maintaining and our bone strength.
All we need to do is get the right amounts of calcium, vitamin D, and exercise on a regular basis.