Bone Health Tips

Spooky Scary Skeletons: Keep your bones healthy this Halloween!

Skeletons don’t have to be scary! Here at Moose Pharmacy we don’t believe in tricks, so here’s a treat of helpful tips on how to keep your skeleton healthy and strong! One way to keep your skeleton healthy is to ensure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D from diet and supplements. Ask your pharmacist what calcium and vitamin D supplements are right for you, and how to determine how much you get from your diet. Our Moose Pharmacy Calcium +D supports bone health through a balanced formulation of calcium, vitamin D and magnesium in an easy-to-digest softgel!

Having a well-balanced diet is a great way to help your body build healthy and strong bones. Another way to support your bone health is to engage in regular weight-bearing exercise, such as Tai Chi, walking, jogging, or climbing stairs.

Prevent yourself from falling and injuring your bones by using handrails on stairs, wearing low-heeled shoes with rubber soles, ensuring carpeting in your home has skid-proof backing, and ensuring there is adequate lighting in your home.

Did you know that alcohol also negatively affects your bone health? You can reduce your risk for osteoporosis by limiting alcohol consumption. Also, did you know that eating 5-6 prunes daily slows bone loss and also lowers the risk of osteoporosis?

While you’re still here, have your pharmacist review your medications. Some medications have side effects that may increase the risk of falling by causing low blood pressure, sleepiness or low blood sugar!

We hope you have a Happy Halloween, and remember that a healthy, balanced diet, exercise and preventing falls are great ways to protect your bones all year round!

Bullet Points:

  • Ask a Moose Pharmacist about Moose Pharmacy Calcium +D, as well as calcium and vitamin D supplementation from diet.
  • Prevent falls by using handrails, ensuring skid-proof carpeting, and wearing low-heeled rubber soled shoes.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet and perform weight-bearing exercise such as Tai Chi, walking and climbing stairs.
  • Ask a Moose Pharmacist about your medications and if they could possibly increase your risk of falls.


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  • Calcium +D. Moose Pharmacy. Accessed August 14, 2021.