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  1. The Time to Prevent Osteoporosis Is Now

    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

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  2. Build Stronger Bones With Nutrition

    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

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  3. Exercise After a Broken Bone From Osteoporosis

    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,

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  4. Build Stronger Bones With Exercise

    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

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  5. Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D and Calcium?

    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

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  6. Bone Thieves: How to Defend Yourself

    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

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  7. Confused About Calcium Supplements?

    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

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  8. Easy Living Tips After a Fracture

    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

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  9. Your Risk for Osteoporosis and Bone Fractures

    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

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  10. Do Your Medications Affect Your Bones?

    If you have osteoporosis, or are at risk for it, you want to do all you can to keep your bones as strong as possible. Besides following your doctor's advice on diet and exercise, you should know that some medications are bone-friendly -- and others may have side effects that affect the bones. Some m

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