Bone up for weight loss


Looking at all the festive Halloween decorations let’s look at how The Bones of the Skeleton

can speak to us about our weight loss journey.

Ask yourself, what bone am I?

WISH BONE... Am I wishing to find success?

JAWBONE... Am I doing a lot of talking, but little else?

KNUCKLE BONE... Am I knocking myself out of my own way?

SKULL… Am I using my cranium about my program?

FOOT BONES… Am I up and moving?

BACK BONE... Am I doing the work and getting the job done?

Looking at these bones, we can see where they can take us.

The Wish bone... It takes more than wishing, and we can do better than wishing.

The Jawbone... Talking about a weight loss program is a good step. It will not get the job done.

we have to back that talk with action.

The Knuckle bone... Excuses only keep us from our dream.

We must pull ourselves up, and not knock ourselves down.

The Skull… Pick a plan, any plan will work if you think it out and work it.

The foot bones… Be sure to get at least 30 minutes of activity daily.

Weight bearing exercise is good for the bones.

The Backbone! Yes, we should like this one ~

Be accountable to yourself.

Ask for help.

Chat with TOPS pals.

Keep hydrated.

Buy healthy food to have on hand.

Organize your plan for best success.

Never give up.

Exercise everyday.

Stand tall, backbone straight and proud. Let’s put the backbone into achieving our goals.

The results will inspire us to get the job done. Life is what is happening while your waiting for the perfect moment. Success breeds success!

Bone Health

Our bones support us and allow us to move. They protect our brain, heart, and other organs from injury. Our bones also store minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which help keep our bones strong, and release them into the body when we need them for other uses.

There are many things we can do to keep our bones healthy and strong. Eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D, getting plenty of exercise, and having good health habits help keep our bones healthy.

Get plenty of physical activity. Like muscles, bones become stronger with exercise. The best exercises for healthy bones are strength-building and weight-bearing, like walking, climbing stairs, lifting weights, and dancing. Try to get 30 minutes of exercise each day.

Live a healthy lifestyle. Don’t smoke, and, if you choose to drink alcohol, don’t drink too much.

Talk to your doctor about your bone health. Go over your risk factors with your doctor and ask if you should get a bone density test. If you need it, your doctor can order medicine to help prevent bone loss and reduce your chances of breaking a bone.

Prevent falls. Falling down can cause a bone to break, especially in someone with osteoporosis. But most falls can be prevented. Check your home for dangers like loose rugs and poor lighting. Have your vision checked regularly. Increase your balance and strength by walking every day and taking classes like Tai Chi, yoga, or dancing.