Bones: Are you in the know?

You may know that the thigh bone is connected to the shin bone, but how much do you know about bone health? WebMD has a quick and easy quiz you can take to find out.

I was surprised at some of the things I didn’t know about taking care of my bones. Without giving away the answers (don’t want to be a spoiler sport like my husband over at TV Squad), the type of exercise best for bones, how often to take supplements and at what age for the best benefits were stumpers for me.

The quiz also got me thinking about a little known bone-building fact that wasn’t included in the quiz. Vitamin K is now being shown as playing a key role in building bones. While calcium from foods and vitamin D from the sun are good, don’t forget your leafy greens.
So a combination of the right nutrients and the right exercise makes healthy bones. Sounds like I might be having a “duh” moment, doesn’t it? But what is so interesting to me is how good nutrition and exercise is the pinnacle of all health, not just bone health. For something so seemingly easy, why is it so hard for us to get it right? If we exercise regularly and we eat right, we will be healthy.

I know it is more complicated than that, but when life gets in the way, what tricks do you use to keep your exercise routine going and your diet healthy?

Author by Debra McDuffee