Weak bones: Which habits weaken your bones

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Avoid habits which make bones weak

Weak bones: Some habits make bones weak

Bones are really important for body and plays the critical role in the functioning. The bones provide the frame to the body and protect important organs like the heart and lungs. Apart from the bones has the major role in performing the daily task like walking, running and sitting. Your muscles and bones work together, to make your daily tasks easier. In this regard, it is mandatory to take care of bones. To keep bones healthy, you need to consume nutritious food. Unfortunately, people have some habits, which weakens the bones. You must be aware of these habits, so you can shun them at earliest to stay healthy. (Also read: Weak Bones: What are the signs of weak bones)

Weak bones: Let’s know about habits which weaken bones

  • You don’t move enough
  • Eating salty snacks
  • Lack of sunlight
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive alcohol
  1. You don’t move enough
    If you use bones more they become more strong. If they do not get used they become weak. To keep bones strong, regularly practice bodyweight exercises like walking and strength training.
  2. Eating salty snacks

    Weak bones: Eating salty snacks makes your bone weak

    Women, who consume more sodium postmenopausal, are more prone to fracture as compared those with low sodium intake. This problem occurs because kidneys excrete the sodium and calcium is drained from the bloodstream.

  3. Lack of sunlight
    Vitamin-D is very important for the bones and sunlight is the main source of vitamin D. If you are not getting the adequate amount of vitamin D from sunlight, the bones will become weak. In this condition consult a doctor and take precautionary measures at the earliest. (Also read: Why do we need sunlight in order to stay fit and healthy)
  4. Weight loss
    Losing excessive weight is harmful to your bones. The Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 18.5 is considered a risk factor for osteoporosis. Instead of losing weight rapidly, lose healthy weight. (Also read: Weight loss: How to lose weight with help of Triphala)
  5. Excessive alcohol
    Consumption of excessive alcohol may be harmful to your bones. It increases the cortisol levels in the body which causes lower bone mineral density.

Don’t miss to read: What are the factors that are making your bones weak

Bones plays important role in the body. It is mandatory to keeps the bones strong to stay fit and healthy. You can also read this article in Hindi.

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