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You’re Not Eating Enough Calcium

Have you ever heard about kids needing calcium for strong bones? This is also true for adults, says Dr. John Spallino of the Laser Spine Institute. Calcium deficiency weakens your bones, which can hinder your spine.

A woman buys two gallons of milk from the grocery store.
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Since calcium levels naturally decrease with age, you need to make sure that you’re eating enough. Dairy products, soy, green leafy vegetables, and beans can provide this nutrient.