Staying Hydrated for Better Health

-Article shared from HTS Monthly Newsletter, July 2023

Senior man drinking a glass of milk with a happy face standing and smiling. Handsome senior man drinking a glass of fresh milk in the kitchen

As we age, several changes occur in our bones that can affect their structure, density, and overall health. It’s important to note that while these changes are common, they are not inevitable. Taking steps to improve and maintain bone health is essential for older adults to preserve their independence, prevent fractures, and enjoy a higher quality of life.

Therapy tips for keeping your bones strong.


Can Therapy Help You?

Physical and Occupational therapy can help individuals improve bone health. Physical therapists prescribe specific exercises that target bone health including weight-bearing exercises, resistance training, and functional movements. Occupational therapists focus on proper body mechanics to help reduce the strain on bones and also provide assistive device training such as canes and walkers to ensure individuals can move safely and independently.

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