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Bone and Joint Health National Action Week

Bone and Joint Health action week is recognized each year October 12-20th and focuses on things such as back pain, osteoporosis, arthritis, trauma, and pediatric conditions. 

I’m sure we’ve heard the saying “use it or lose it”. This old adage is so important to maintain your mobility and strength, but it also helps to prevent injuries as well. Any weight-bearing form of exercise improves bone/joint strength which helps to prevent loss bone density which can lead to osteoporosis later in life. Just as your muscles will become stronger with exercise, your bones are living tissue too and will respond in the same way. 

Learn how Olani Organics Salves help to support joint wellness here

What are some of the simplest bone building exercises you can do?

  • Walking
  • jogging
  • hiking
  • stair climbing
  • playing tennis
  • dancing

Remember, exercise is only one aspect of maintaining healthy bones and joints. Diet plays a huge role and should include things such as calcium and vitamin D.  Foods such as vegetables, dairy products, eggs, and salmon are some good options to add to your diet. Maintain a healthy weight as added weight will place added pressure on joints causing pain and/or swelling. Limit or reduce the amount of alcohol you use. Avoid smoking. Be sure and follow up with your physician and discuss your bone health, whether or not a bone density test is needed and other supplemental medications if you have been diagnosed with low bone mass.

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