When I was 28 I was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Good. Somebody so young have osteoporosis. You don't look like anything's wrong with you.
I began as an ice skater when I was three years old. That led me to classical ballet. I was a dancer.
I had always identified with my body since I was a child. This was who I was. And suddenly I felt like my body had deceived me. But what I discovered was that my body was working exactly as it was and exactly as it should. Nothing was going wrong. It's just that I hadn't been paying enough attention to it.
So I encourage you all to consider this. The health of your bones starts way earlier than you think. This is not an elderly issue. This is a childhood issue. You see, you start building your bone strength to Latte the rest of your life as a kid and it peaks as a teenager and it starts declining by the time you're 30 so now with the time for us to help the children in our lives to realize and understand, to take care of their bodies and to build and maintain the strongest bones that they can for the rest of their lives. And here is what you can do first, encourage the children in your life to eat healthy whole foods and snack. Make a ciliary and peanut butter with raisins snack or make a slimy green smoothie. Just don't tell them about the healthy kale inside, but these whole unprocessed foods and leafy Greens offer essential vitamins and minerals that are required for good bone growth.
Second, vitamin D, Did you know that 60% 60% of American children are estimated to have low and sub optimal levels of vitamin D and Vitamin D is required for calcium absorption to occur in the first place in your body. There's very few foods which offer it unless it's four to five. So get your kids outdoors in the sunlight or offer a supplementation if needed. But we have to make sure that they're having the vitamin D because it's essential again, for the strong, healthy bones. Next physical activity.
Every single Sunday we would be doing Palase and then one day her children as if they could join the party. And before we knew it, the whole family was participating because her husband was joining as well. So it was a time for family bonding. In addition to physical activity and bone stimulation. And this is important because your bones need to be stimulated through movement, through muscle activation. And as long as we're talking about movement, do you know that one of the most joyous activities and the best things that you can do for your bones is to dance.
So turn on the music yet on the, we pump up, what are the music? Did he go and shake your booty?