Women are about four times as likely as men to get osteoporosis. Your chance to prevent it is now. Bone loss is a part of aging for both sexes. But it can have greater consequences for women, who typically have lower bone mass to begin with. When you lose too much, the bones can become weak and brea
When you eat right, you strengthen your bones and lower your odds of getting a disease that makes them weaker and more likely to break (osteoporosis). The best strategy is to keep a few key nutrients in mind when you plan your meals.
If you don't get enough, your bones may get weaker, which can lead
Diagnosed with osteoporosis? Take charge of it! One of your best tools to fight back is exercise. It's a powerful way to slow the disease. Movement helps build up your bones, making it less likely that they'll break. It also improves your balance and flexibility, which can keep you from falling down
Worried about getting back into your exercise routine after you’ve had a fracture? You might be surprised to know that experts say it's one of the best ways to make your bones stronger. Every day you're off your feet, you're setting yourself up for more fractures down the road, says Margaret Martin,
Getting enough vitamin D and calcium are two of the best things you can do to keep your bones healthy. These two nutrients work together to make you less likely to break a bone or get osteoporosis, a disease that weakens them. "If we have adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D, it really can help
Think you’re doing everything you can to protect your bones? Are you sure? Here are 11 thieves that could be raiding your bones without you knowing it, and some expert tips to protect yourself. Thief 1: Sunscreen. “People don’t realize how important vitamin D is to bones,” says integrative medicine
Are you getting enough calcium in your diet? Maybe not, especially if you're a woman or a teenage girl. Although Americans have improved at this in recent years, we're still not getting enough calcium to maintain our bone health. How much is that? It depends on your age. According to the Institute o
When you're nursing a broken bone, you may be tempted to rest safely on a sofa, day and night, until it's healed. Don't! Your recovery will go better if you follow your doctor’s orders and stay as active as possible. You may need to do things differently for a while. But the rewards for staying acti
When most of us think of the "brittle bone disease" known as osteoporosis, we picture a frail older woman with a broken hip or stooped shoulders. But you can't tell if someone has osteoporosis just by looking at them. Doctors need to review your personal and family history, your habits, as well as a
Having osteoporosis makes your bones more likely to break. The spine is the most common area where weak bones can give way. Many fractures hurt, so treatments will ease the pain and help heal a broken bone. You can recover and come back stronger.
Good news: Pain usually does get better. It may take