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    1. Is Yoga a Prescription for Osteoporosis?

      I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in 2003 when I was 56. My husband and I had just retired and moved, and I had a new doctor who asked if I'd ever had a DXA scan to measure bone density. I was a smoker at the time, and my younger sister had been diagnosed with osteopenia a few years before. "No," I

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    2. Do You Get Enough Vitamin D and Calcium?

      Vitamin D and calcium can be your best friends if you want to keep your bones healthy. Get the right amount and you'll be less likely to break one or get a bone-weakening disease called osteoporosis. To figure out how much vitamin D is right for you, you need to get familiar with something called an

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    3. Osteoporosis Isn't Just for Women

      Think of osteoporosis as a woman's disease? Or is it not really on your radar at all? Know the facts so you can avoid getting a broken bone or worse as you get older. "If a man falls and breaks his hip, he's more likely than a woman to have a major complication from it, including death or being conf

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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