My savvy ladies are growing up getting older. Would you believe my oldest is now taller than I am? They are ll active between sports, dance and gymnastics.
Since bone health is extremely important, I started looking into what the right amount of calcium was for my almost teen and I. Did you know every age had different recommendations?
Do you know your calcium requirements by stage/age?
Women need 1000 mg of daily calcium, while teen girls need 1300 mg of daily calcium to meet recommended daily requirements.
According to a 2010 study published in The Journal of Nutrition, 86% of teen girls do not get enough calcium in their daily diets. In a recent federal survey, only 15 percent of high school students drink milk; 9% of them were teen girls.
Learn more about teen calcium needs at http://viactiv.com/teens.php.
Calcium plays an important role in strengthening bones and teeth, as well as helping muscles (including the heart) and nerves function properly.
Calcium isn’t manufactured in the body, so it must be introduced by outside sources (diet, supplements).
So how am I helping her get the calcium she needs?
By working together, we will both be adding more calcium by:
- Start the day with a healthy breakfast that includes a lowfat glass of milk or smoothie that includes a cup of yogurt and fresh fruit.
- Choose calcium rich foods like these vegetables, spinach or broccoli raab which have a high amount of calcium.
- Supplement with Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews that are intended to help achieve recommended daily dietary levels of these nutrients as a supplement to diet/food sources. Learn more at www.Viactiv.com
Viactiv Calcium Soft Chew (500 mg of calcium and 500 IU of Vitamin D) taken twice daily provides 100% of the daily value of calcium for most women plus vitamins D and K.
Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews come in flavors teens (and moms!) love—milk chocolate and caramel— and are individually wrapped so it’s easy to toss in their lunchbox or backpack. In our house, the caramel is the favorite!
Viactiv is available at major retailers nationwide including CVS, Rite Aid, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, as well as supermarkets nationwide.
Here is a link for a Viactiv coupon to receive $2 off your next Viactiv Soft Chews purchase
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