As we age, our bodies naturally become less resilient, making us more vulnerable to injury if we slip or fall.

While we cannot stop the aging process, there are steps we can take to keep our bodies strong. First, we can make healthy food choices, including eating a diet rich in bone-building calcium and vitamin D. We can also exercise regularly.

Here are nutrition and exercise tips that you can incorporate into your everyday life to help you keep your body strong.

Eat These Foods for Strong Bones

Sylvia Gaboriault, a clinical dietitian, nutritionist, and certified diabetes educator who maintains a private practice in Montpelier and works part-time at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing in Berlin, explains how important calcium and vitamin D are to bone strength, especially as we age. Sylvia shares eight foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D to incorporate into your diet.

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To reach Sylvia directly, you can visit her website or call her at 802-249-1218.

Easy Exercises to Build Your Muscles

It’s so important to find an exercise that you enjoy and to do it as often as you can manage. Building and maintaining your muscles is so critically important to keeping your body strong, improving your physical resiliency, and reducing your risk of a fall. Here’s a quick read with advice from Carrie Mancini, PT, CVHHH’s Rehab Coordinator.

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