The following tips may prevent hip problems
Keep bones strong
Eat foods rich in calcium, like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk.
Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing
exercise, such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting
weights, for 2½ hours a week. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. In addition to weight-bearing exercise, experts recommend that you do resistance exercises at least 2 days a week. Talk to your doctor about an exercise
program that is right for you. Begin slowly, especially if you have not been
active. For more information, see the topic
Don't drink more than 2 alcohol
drinks a day if you are a man, or 1 alcohol drink a day if you are a woman.
People who drink more than this may have a higher chance for developing
osteoporosis. Alcohol use also increases your chance
of falling and breaking a bone.
Stop or do not begin smoking.
Smoking also increases your chance for developing osteoporosis. It also
interferes with blood supply and healing. For more information, see the topic
Exercises to keep your hip and back area strong
up and stretch before exercising to prevent problems.
Prone buttocks squeeze, to strengthen
the buttocks muscles. These support your back and help you lift with your