As retirement living seniors age, their bones may become weak. Experts believe that those who have a strong skeletal system are less likely to develop bone diseases, such as osteoporosis.
According to the Buffalo News, seniors can take a few simple steps in order to preserve their bone health.
One of the first things retirement living seniors should do is to make sure they get a daily intake of vitamin D.
The nutrient, which is naturally attained from the sun, has been shown to keep bones strong.
Seniors may also consider taking up weightlifting, and having a yearly bone scan.
"There is no pain with this disease," Cathy Buyea, of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine, told the news source. "Unless you have had a bone scan, you don't know you have it until you fracture a bone."
Brittle bones are a prime concern for the aging population. According to MedicineNet.com, falls are the most common reason for seniors to be hospitalized.