You know that there are 206 bones in the human body. You also know that calcium is good for bone health. But do you know there are some daily activities that can lead to weak bone and can seriously affect the bone compositions as well?
Well, we are here with 7 such daily habits of yours which can affect your bone health and you didn’t even know it.
1. Less body movement
Every bone is present in its position for a specific purpose. The more they are used, the stronger they become and feel alive. And the less you use them, there are more chances of them getting weaker.
Less walking, less weight lifting can lead to bone weakness. So take go for a walk, do some weight exercise and keep all your bones engaged.
2. Eating more protein
Consumption of too much protein causes kidneys to excrete more calcium. This leads to a decrease in bone density and osteoporosis. Also as we also say too much of everything is bad. So the consumption of any meat or protein source should be taken in moderation.
3. More of salty snacks
Well, eating more salty snacks doesn’t affect everyone but it can be dangerous for postmenopausal women. As per a study from Japan, these women are 4 times more likely to get bone fractured as compared to women with less salt intake .
4. Staying indoors
Sunlight is the best natural source of Vitamin D. So it is always advised to receive a portion of sunlight every day. If most of your daytime is spent indoors in air-conditioned rooms and offices and you hardly receive natural sunlight then it may cause your bones to weaken.
In such cases, you may be required to take vitamin D supplements. Consult your doctor for the same.
5. Weight loss
When obsessed people are struggling to lose weight, they should keep in mind that losing too much weight can cause bone issues too. A study shows people with a BMI lower than 18.5 are more prone to osteoporosis.
Too much alcohol leads to increased levels of cortisol which causes a decrease in bone mineral density. Women are at high risk as this can lead to a decrease in estrogen causing osteoporosis.
7. Polluted air
A study in North East and mid- Atlantic United States found that an increase in the air pollutants leads to an increase in bone fractures in older people.
Hence population living in the smoggy areas and places with high air pollutants are advised to use air purifiers to reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
Our skeleton is the supporting and balancing system of the body. Taking care of the bones is of utmost importance, but also these daily habits shouldn’t be neglected as they too can affect bone health.
I hope you didn’t know these daily habits can affect your bone. What are other factors that you think can lead to bone injuries and osteoporosis? Share with us in the comments section below.