#8 - Prevent Bone Loss and Muscle Weakness
Our bodies need healthy bones and muscles to protect us from injury and to help us move effectively. In addition, bones store important minerals that our bodies need. By age 65, about 25 percent of people have already lost enough muscle mass to lower their strength. To help ensure healthy bones and muscles, it's crucial to adhere to an appropriate diet and exercise regularly. 'Move it or lose it' is the key to improving and maintaining bone and muscle health.
Additional resources: Read more about bone health at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases web site.
National Osteoporosis Foundation
National Institutes of Health
National Institute on Aging
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention