Featured Video: A Tribute to Yoga and Healthy Bones

A Tribute to Yoga and Healthy Bones http://yogadork.comhttp://www.niams.nih.gov

The rad (short for radiological) folks at Hybrid Medical Animation have developed an incredibly neato way to see how our leg bones are connected to our hip bones, making it animatedly awesome and beautiful with yoga in motion.

They explain: “Our goal for this piece was to create a realistic representation of radiological (x-ray) imaging. Instead of just creating a still image, however, we wanted to combine the beautiful moves of yoga with this new visual approach to bring the full human skeleton to life.”

Bone Health Tips

It is never too early or too late to take care of your bones. The following steps can help you improve your bone health:

Eat a well-balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D. Good sources of calcium include low-fat dairy products, and foods and drinks with added calcium. Good sources of vitamin D include egg yolks, saltwater fish, liver, and milk with vitamin D. Some people may need to take nutritional supplements in order to get enough calcium and vitamin D.

The average adult’s daily intake should be about 12,000 milligrams of calcium and 600 international units of Vitamin D. Fruits and vegetables also contribute other nutrients that are important for bone health.

Tofu (calcium fortified)
Soy milk (calcium fortified)
Green leafy vegetables
(broccoli, brussels sprouts, mustard greens, kale)
Chinese cabbage or bok choy
Sardines/salmon with edible bones
Orange juice (calcium fortified)
Dairy products (e.g., milk, cheese, yogurt)

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