Tis the season to be jolly so we hope our fun take on the traditional ’12 Days of Christmas’ raises a smile as we recap 12 bone-friendly wellness tips wrapped up in the familiar festive song format.
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Day 1 – Calcium-Rich Foods
On the first day of wellness, my true love gave to me, a plate full of calcium-rich foods aplenty!
Healthy bones are built on a foundation of calcium. Incorporate dairy products, leafy greens and fortified foods into your diet to help form strong, sturdy bones.
Day 2 – A Weight Bearing Workout
On the second day of wellness, my true love gave to me, a weight bearing workout to challenge me!
Engage in exercises like walking, jogging, dancing and weight training to enhance bone density. Exercise is a gift to your skeleton that keeps on giving…
Day 3 – Caffeine & Alcohol Free Drinks
On the third day of wellness, my true love gave to me, drinks that were caffeine and alcohol-free!
Excessive caffeine and alcohol can interfere with calcium absorption. Enjoy these indulgences in moderation to maintain optimal bone health.
Day 4 – Magical Magnesium
On the fourth day of wellness, my true love gave to me, a dose of magnesium for bone health glee!
Magnesium works in harmony with calcium to keep your bones strong so each day add magnesium-rich foods like nuts, seeds and whole grains in your diet.
Day 5 – Balance and Stability
On the fifth day of wellness, my true love gave to me, balance moves for my stability!
Enhance your stability through activities like yoga or tai chi. By improving your balance, these exercises can help improve your mobility while also preventing trips and falls.
Day 6 – Omega-3 Fatty Acids
On the sixth day of wellness, my true love gave to me, the joys of Omega-3!
Omega-3 fatty acids contribute to overall bone health and reduce inflammation. Tuck into fatty fish, chia seeds and flaxseeds to keep your levels high.
Day 7 – Bones with flexibility
On the seventh day of wellness, my true love gave to me, bones with flexibility!
The Bioactive Collagen Peptides® in bonebalance™ bring tensile strength and flexibility to your bones – making them better able to withstand impact.
Day 8 – Perfect Posture
On the eighth day of wellness, my true love gave to me, a pep talk on posture to straighten me!
Maintaining good posture reduces strain on the spine and supports healthy bone alignment. Sit up straight, stand tall and be mindful of your body’s position.
Day 9 – Hydration happiness
On the ninth day of wellness, my true love gave to me, hydration to feel happy!
Staying hydrated supports your overall health and your bones as it ensures efficient transport of nutrients to your bone cells and entire body.
Day 10- No more smoking
On the tenth day of wellness, my true love gave to me, air that is entirely smoke-free!
Smoking has detrimental effects on bone health, increasing the risk of fractures. Quitting smoking is a precious gift to your bones.
Day 11 – Bone Density Scan
On the eleventh day of wellness, my true love gave to me, a scan to show my bone density!
Regular check-ups with your healthcare provider can monitor your bone density and identify any issues early on. Knowledge is the key to proactive bone health – so if you don’t have a recent Dexa scan, get one booked in now.
Day 12 – More Mindful Moments
On the twelfth day of wellness, my true love gave to me, mindful self-care tips for serenity!
Take a moment for self-reflection and prioritise your overall wellbeing. Stress management and self-care contribute to a healthier, happier lifestyle.
We wish you the best of health and happiness this festive season.