Bone Health Myths

Myth: Only high-impact exercise, like running, is beneficial for bone strength.

Busted: While high-impact exercise can certainly help strengthen bones, it’s not the only option. Low-impact exercises like walking, swimming, and cycling also contribute to bone health by promoting bone density and strength. Additionally, strength training and resistance exercises using weights or resistance bands are highly effective in building and maintaining bone mass. These activities stimulate bone growth by putting stress on the bones, encouraging them to become stronger. So, whether through jogging, swimming laps, or lifting weights, there are various ways to improve bone health beyond high-impact exercise.

is it true that after a certain age human body cant digest milk protein? only babies have chemicals in their digestion to get milk calcium?

Hi samclutter,
Thank you for your inquiry about milk protein,

  • Adults can digest milk protein, since our bodies naturally produce lactase, the enzyme needed to break down lactose (milk sugar) and access the protein in milk.

  • Sometimes lactase production decreases, leading to lactose intolerance. This can cause digestive discomfort after consuming milk products.

  • Age isn’t the only factor, lactose intolerance can develop at any age due to genetics, illness, or injury.

Regarding calcium absorption:

  • Babies do have a more efficient system for absorbing calcium from breastmilk, but adults can still absorb calcium from milk and other sources.
  • Lactose intolerance doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t get enough calcium. There are plenty of lactose-free dairy options and calcium-rich plant-based foods like leafy greens, tofu, and fortified products.