Do you have a teenage daughter? Have you found it a challenge to get her to eat properly? For me, my daughter works 2 jobs and goes to college… plus no longer lives at home.
Build Strong Bones
She and her friends eat when they can… and what they can. Unfortunately it is not always the healthiest of meals. But I still want to make sure she is getting the nutrients she needs.
As her mother, I know how important it is to be an example and show her that we can build strong bones together. I still check up on her to make sure she is brushing her teeth and sleeping well at night.
Some aspects of her health are harder to keep an eye on from afar, but fortunately we have a great relationship.
Knowing that I am not the best about reaching my daily calcium needs, I suggested a way for her to start being proactive now.
After all, I want her to live long and healthy. Strong bones and all.
Teens need to start banking calcium early because they will begin to lose it slowly later in life. I know that I have seen these in my life and want to ensure that she begins storing up now.
Luckily, my daughter loves to drink milk regularly, but on average, only 15% of high school students drink milk and only 9% of them were teen girls.
Considering 95% of peak bone mass is present by the age of 20, this is not a good time to not get enough calcium.
I want to make sure my teenage daughter understands this.
Since Calcium is not manufactured on its own in our body, we must introduce it through outside sources.
Therefore, two Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews taken daily will provide 100% of the daily value of calcium (for most women) along with vitamins D3 and K.
And because each Viactiv Calcium Soft Chew is individually wrapped as Yours & Hers making them easy to take on the go… and share with others.
So go ahead and encourage someone else you love to start taking them to continue to build string bones in their body as well.
Of course, she is just one of my daughters. Her younger sisters are growing up quickly behind her and I want to instill the same healthy habits in them.
If your body does not get enough calcium it will begin to take it from the bones, decreasing bone mineral density which can eventually lead to osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Obviously, as their mom, I want each of them to grow up with strong bones and teeth.
Therefore, I will be introducing each of them to Viactiv when the time comes as well.
How do you encourage your teen to build strong bones?
Use the Viactiv and American Bone Health “Calcium Rule of 300” to make sure you are meeting your daily calcium needs:
- Many dairy foods containing calcium provide around 300 mg-350mg each (an 8 oz. glass of low-fat milk, yogurt, or calcium enriched orange juice)
- Add another 300 mgs if you maintain a healthy diet on a daily basis.
- If you get three calcium enriched servings a day through your diet, you may not need to supplement. However, if you don’t have this daily or have some days when you don’t, consider Viactiv Soft Chews
Get the latest information on Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews at www.viactiv.com. #ViactivYoursandHers