Your Bones Deserve a Post-Holiday Reboot! Here’s How…

Let’s be honest; the holidays can sometimes throw you a curveball when it comes to your diet….

And your bones might be feeling the aftermath.

You may have consumed more bone-dissolving foods than bone-building foods.

But don’t worry!

Just like any adventure, there are moments to celebrate and moments to refuel, and that’s precisely what we’re going to do this week.

Two senior couples having Thanksgiving dinner

Healthy Aging and Strong Bones are a Lifestyle

Healthy aging isn’t about deprivation; it’s about balance and nourishment.

It’s a lifestyle, and it might have been a tad harder to keep it up during the holiday season.

But that’s okay; life is meant to be savored, and our bodies are resilient.

That’s why I tell everyone in my program to follow the 90/10 rule.

10% of the time, it’s ok to veer away from your diet.

This comes in especially handy during the holidays; when you allow yourself to enjoy treats that you don’t get to indulge in for the rest of the year.

Let’s get back on track together!

Replenishing Your Reserves

This week, let’s focus on replenishing your bone reserves. Here’s a simple plan:

Proper hydration is fundamental for bone health. Make it a goal to increase your water intake. Herbal teas and infused water can make this more exciting!

Consume foods with high water content like cucumbers, celery, and zucchini. They hydrate your body and provide essential nutrients.

Alkalizing foods like spinach, kale, and almonds help balance your body's pH levels, supporting bone health.

Antioxidants are your body's best friends. They combat inflammation and oxidative stress. Load up on berries, dark chocolate, and green tea.

Boost your immune system and support collagen production with vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits, bell peppers, and strawberries.

Remember, it’s not about being perfect; it’s about progress.

Small steps can lead to significant improvements in your bone health and overall well-being.

So, let’s make this week about rejuvenation and setting ourselves up for success in the coming year.

Stay motivated, stay positive, and most importantly, stay committed to your bone health journey.

Your future self will thank you!