How to Keep Bones Healthy – Insights from Sydney’s Renowned Fitness Expert

Sydney, Australia, December 21, 2011 --( Strong healthy bones are essential to execute day-to-day activities and live life to the fullest. A good foundation for healthy bones starts at a young age and lasts through life. What one eats and does to be physically active have an impact on bone health. Dan Clay, Sydney’s most sought-after fitness expert has some tips to share to build and preserve bone health.

Dan Clay has been delivering effective results for the fitness-conscious in Sydney for over nine years now with his Dangerously Fit boot camp program ( The personal trainer Sydney employs highly-effective exercises with scientific background, in his fitness programs. His boot camp programs are famous for their fast results and a fun atmosphere, unconventional to traditional fitness settings.

Myths and Truths
Bone health is important at every age to prevent affliction by bone conditions such as osteoporosis, starts the personal trainer Sydney. It’s a myth that osteoporosis affects only women or only people of a certain age group, says Clay.

Men and women of any age group are equally vulnerable to the bone condition, but it’s men and women above 50 who are most susceptible, clarifies the personal trainer Sydney. Bones are forever growing; they consume the nutrients they need for their growth through their cells from the foods supplied to the body. Lack of proper nutrition hampers bone growth and strength, and makes the body susceptible to injuries.

Watch What Goes into the Body
Calcium is the primary ingredient required for the growth and maintenance of bones. Foods such as leafy vegetables and dairy foods are rich sources of calcium. The quantity of calcium intake varies with age. Depending on the age group children need anywhere between 800 and 1, 300 milligrams daily while adults require 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day.

In addition to calcium, body also needs other nutrients including Vitamin D and K, and magnesium, fluoride and potassium, for bone health. Many foods that supply one of these nutrients contain other nutrients as well (e.g., milk, in addition to calcium has Vitamin D, magnesium and potassium); so, it’s not necessary that a person consumes different food products for different bone-building nutrients.

Take Supplements
Consider taking supplements that provide body with the essential nutrients for bone building. Consult a doctor before taking supplements, advises the personal trainer Sydney. Doctors can prescribe supplements best-suited to one’s body conditions and calcium needs.

Be Physically Active
Exercise regularly to keep bones healthy. If it is difficult to dedicate time for exercise, find opportunities to be active in everyday activities, advises the personal trainer Sydney.

Use a bike to go to office if it’s nearer or go to the park with kids in the evening; if grocery and malls are nearby, walk instead of using a vehicle. Plan weekend activities such as swimming, hiking, gardening, or other activities that require physical movement.

Be it physical activity or a dedicated workout, it’s important to enjoy it, says Clay. For those interested in joining Dangerously Fit, which offers both fitness and fun, offers helpful information.

Dangerously Fit
Dan Clay
1800 791 446