The skeletal system is composed of bones which serve as the support structure of the body so we can move, stand and walk. Muscles would be nothing if it is not supported by healthy bones.
Care of the bones should start when a person is still a baby. Initially, mother’s milk is the best to achieve this along with getting enough immunity from certain diseases. Then as a toddler, he should be nourished with the right milk formula until his weaning years. Children should be encouraged to drink milk, even adults should do it to get enough nourishment like calcium for the bones. Along with milk, other foods rich in calcium should be incorporated in one’s diet.
Among the leading bone diseases is osteoporosis, or a condition when the bone becomes porous and brittle. It occurs among adults, and it is said that women who are in their post menopausal years are more prone to it. So women in this category should consume diets rich in Vitamin D and calcium, because the bone is composed of calcium and proteins. It could also be obtained by taking Vitamin D and calcium supplements. Consult a bone doctor regarding this matter for close monitoring of bone density mass.
The cheapest source of vitamin D is sunshine, preferably morning sun from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. when the sun is not shining so hot. It is said that at least 20 to 30 minutes of exposure to the sun for at least three times a week is enough to allow absorption of calcium by the bones. Bone experts say that Vitamin D is needed for calcium to be absorbed by the bones.
Aside from proper nutrition, exercise is the best remedy to achieve healthy bones and ligaments. Being active, moving a lot, and avoiding a sedentary lifestyle can help a lot in having healthy bones.