BOOMERS: June ‘Nourish your bones’ class in Killdeer

If you suffer from bone or joint disease or you know someone who does, then you know how difficult living with it can be.
Bones are a living tissue and in a constant state of change, repairing or demolishing.
Without joints, we wouldn’t be able to move because bone would be grinding against bone.
You can protect yourself against bone disease and joint damage by following a diet rich in minerals (think dark leafy greens and broccoli), engaging in weight-bearing exercise such as walking, and using dietary supplements wisely.
Remember, too much alcohol and/or smoking are related to decreased bone mass. Also, staying at a healthy weight is important to put less strain on your joints.
If you’d like to make some changes in your diet or lifestyle to improve your bone and joint health, the North Dakota State University Extension Service can help. The Extension office in Dunn County is holding a class at 4:30 p.m. on June 12, 2014 at the conference room of the Dunn County Building, 125 Central Ave, in Killdeer, ND.
This class is part of NDSU Extension’s Nourishing Boomers and Beyond program. The program is designed to provide rural North Dakotans age 50 and older with information and strategies to reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases. However, any adult can benefit from the information.
Nourishing Boomers and Beyond offers classes on a different topic each month.
Participants will be able to take part in hands-on activities and discussions, and they’ll receive material such as handouts and healthful recipes to take home.
Visit the program’s website at www.ndsu.edu/boomers if you aren’t able to attend a class or want more information on the topic covered in a session. Anyone can sign up for the free monthly newsletter by visiting the website or contacting your local Extension office. Participating county Extension offices will have Facebook pages to interact with their clients, and we’re now on Pinterest at “nourishboomers.”
Also visit www.ndsu.edu/boomers to see if a Nourishing Boomers and Beyond class is being held near you.
Things you’ll learn about in June include important facts about supplements, safe exercises for bone and joint health, and the best foods to prevent problems in bones and joints.


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