ANLENE SPECIAL

With your hectic career, family and social life, finding the time to live healthily can be quite a challenge. Most women today simply don’t have the time to sit down to a proper meal or exercise regularly, so they turn to junk or convenience foods while on the run.

It feels great to lead a fulfilling life, but have you ever stopped to think that you might be sacrificing your long-term health in your attempt to “have it all”? Eating the wrong foods – or not eating the right ones – may cause you to miss out on vital nutrients. Ironically, neglecting these important nutritional needs may hinder your ability to go the distance and live the full, active lifestyle you deserve.

As a busy woman, your mobility is one of your greatest assets. When your bones are strong, you can walk and move around better, and get more done. But when your bones are weak they are prone to fractures and breakage, and this can affect your freedom of movement. Along with reduced mobility, hip fractures are also associated with higher mortality rates.

Unfortunately, bone deterioration begins when we are in our 30s, and, if left unchecked, it can progress into a debilitating bone disease called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis can affect our ability to lead an active lifestyle. Sadly, many of us may not know that we have the condition until it’s too late – this is why it’s important for us to start looking after our bones now.

One of the risk factors for osteoporosis is low bone mass, says Joanne Todd, Nutritionist and General Manager, Global Innovation – Mobility, Fonterra Brands1. Regular exercise – at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity or at least 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity per week, according to the World Health Organization – plus vitamin D and a calcium-rich diet are said to help build bone mass and reduce our risk of osteoporosis.

Along with fish and vegetables, dairy products are an excellent and most natural source of calcium. However, in order to achieve 100 per cent of your calcium needs from dairy products alone, you would have to consume eight glasses (110ml each) of regular fresh milk every single day.

If you are the typical modern Singapore woman, you’re probably wondering where you’d find the time to consume that much milk. That’s where Anlene Concentrate can help. The Health Promotion Board notes that Anlene Concentrate contains four times the amount of calcium as regular fresh milk2, making it one of the easiest ways to get your daily calcium fix. In fact, just one 110ml pack provides 50 per cent of your daily calcium needs, so no matter how hectic your life is, you have no excuse for not taking care of your bones.

If you start drinking Anlene Concentrate now, you will build up your “calcium bank” and help reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis. Keeping your bones healthy doesn’t get any easier than that.

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1. Todd, J “The challenges today’s women face in staying fit and healthy”
2. Recommended Dietary Allowance (Singapore) “Recommended Dietary Allowance for Calcium” Available at http://www.hpb.gov.sg/HOPPortal/health-article/2652 [Accessed 6 Jan 2015]