Healthy Habits to Prevent or Reduce Problems From Osteoporosis - Topic Overview
You can slow the onset of osteoporosis or reduce its impact if you form habits that build and strengthen your bones.
It is best if you start healthy habits early in life, but it's never too late. Habits that build and strengthen bones include:
- Eating a nutritious diet that includes adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D. Both are needed for building healthy, strong bones.
- Getting regular exercise. Weight-bearing exercises-such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights-keep bones healthy by working the muscles and bones against gravity.
To maintain healthy bones as an adult:
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November 14, 2014
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