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Healthy Summer Eats for Strong Bones

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Summer lasts just two months, but the season offers lots of opportunity for lifestyle choices that affect your overall wellbeing and that of your bones. Strong bones allow you to enjoy energizing outdoor summer fun, including hiking, biking, and swimming. Your bones support you 24/7. Repay the favor...

 

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Eat to Support Your Bones

Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Calcium and vitamin D garner lots of attention for building and maint…

Dietary Supplements

Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg

National surveys consistently reveal that older adults often fall far short of meeting their nutritional requirements from their diet. This is partly due to their dietary choices, age-related impairments in their ability to absorb and utilize some nutrients, medication-induced nutrient deficiencies, and increased nutrient requirements due to common chronic conditions. While dietary supplements should never be consid...

Dietary Recommendations

Dr. Jeffrey B. Blumberg

It is always a challenge to eat healthfully and know you are getting the right amount of essential nutrients and other important dietary constituents like fiber and phytochemicals. This challenge is even harder for adults over 50 years as their physical activity and the total amount of food they consume declines with advancing age. While eating less may result in fewer calories consumed and match their lower energy ...

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Maintain Strong Bones

When you think of osteoporosis, you probably think of it as a women's-only disease. Not so. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), of the 10 million Americans estimated to have osteoporosis, 8 million are women and 2 million are men. The key to long-term bone health is to maintain ...