Promoting A Healthy - such as a broken bone. Osteoporosis...

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Running head: PROMOTING A HEALTHY MUSCULAR SYSTEM 1 Promoting A Healthy Muscular System Nicole A. Suddeth HCA/240 11/18/2011 Axia College of University of Phoenix
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PROMOTING A HEALTHY MUSCULAR SYSTEM 2 Promoting a Healthy Muscular System As we age our bones can become thinner and more fragile. While you are young you need to take steps to keep your bones healthy. Ways you can do this is to exercise so that your bones and joints are strong. Also it is very important to make sure your diet has calcium and vitamin D, because they help keep your bones strong. If you are not getting enough of the calcium and vitamin D in your diet then you can take them in pill form. Try to avoid from smoking, also try not to consume too much caffeine and alcohol. These are some of the things you can do to help keep your bones and joints healthy. Not doing so can cause your bones to become too fragile which can cause osteoporosis, arthritis, and even just a fall can cause injuries
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Unformatted text preview: such as a broken bone. Osteoporosis is a disease that makes your bones sponge like and abnormally fragile, which makes them susceptible to a fracture. The risk factors include being a female, advanced age, having a small frame, smoking, family history to name a few. Osteoporosis is diagnosed by using your history, and done density tests. At this time there is no cure, so you have to prevent it while you are young. Arthritis is inflammation of a joint. It causes persistent joint pain and stiffness. Your joints may become swollen, lose flexibility, and become deformed to the point of losing function. The common joints that are affected are fingers, hips, knees, and lower vertebrae. Keeping active, eating right, and exercise can help prevent Arthritis, and Osteoporosis....
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This note was uploaded on 12/17/2011 for the course HCA 220 220 taught by Professor Sumpter during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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