To celebrate this milestone, my mum bought herself a new bike.
On paper this may seem a little foolish or a symbol of age defying lunacy, but if I tell you that my mum has ridden a bike almost every day for the last 30 years and normally cycles the couple of miles from home to the gym for a swim (at 6am) and back, it becomes clearer. Added to that, her previous bike was probably 25 years old, so a new bike doesn't seem such a silly idea after all!
I thought it might be useful to give you some top tips from the experts on how to keep your bones and joints strong and healthy as you get older:
- Eat a well balanced diet
Include lots of calcium and Vitamin D to help the calcium be absorbed properly.
- Take regular exercise
Exercise is proven to help keep bones strong.
- Stop smoking
It's never too late to stop. There is loads of support available to help you quit.