At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013 - (Page 152)

| slug | It’s not hard to prevent breaks and paIn In your body – often all It takes Is exercIse and more calcIum Bone up on joint health T aking care of your bones and joints is essential, especially if you’re keen on playing sports, are concerned about general wear and tear, or your age means you’re vulnerable to bone loss. There are several different steps you can take to boost muscle strength and develop bone density, from managing your diet and exercising, to lifestyle changes. 1 HIP FRACTURE A broken bone is a serious but common injury that affects mainly older people – often caused by a fall or as a result of osteoporosis (brittle bones). In younger people, it can be caused by a high-force impact during an accident, such as a car crash, for example. take action ● Make sure you have enough calcium in your diet, which helps maintain healthy, strong bones. Foods high in calcium include dairy products, green leafy vegetables and nuts, while drinking milk is also extremely beneficial ● Ensure you have enough vitamin D too, as this helps to absorb calcium. It’s made within the body but exposure to sunshine is necessary for this process, so it’s a good idea to spend some time outside each day – except between 12pm-3pm, when uV levels are strong ● Do frequent weight-bearing exercises, such as aerobics, walking or dancing, which build and maintain bone density ● stop smoking and lower your alcohol intake because, for women, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can reduce peak bone density before menopause treatment The best treatment for a hip fracture is surgery, whereby the broken bone fragments are often held in place using devices, such as screws, plates and wires. A hip replacement is another option, where the surgeon removes part of the bones and replaces them with artificial parts. Alternatively, hip resurfacing is a popular technique designed to reline rather than replace a worn hip joint. 152 | JUNE 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013