There are many
things you can do to prevent a hip fracture. One of the most important is to
osteoporosis. Bone thinning can happen to men or women.
But it is more common in women.
To keep your bones strong:
Get plenty of calcium and vitamin D. Dairy foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt have lots of calcium. It's also in some vegetables like broccoli and kale. Vitamin D is in foods such as salmon, tuna, and fortified milk and cereals. If you want to take
supplements, ask your doctor how much you need.
Limit alcohol to no more than 1 drink a day for women and no more than 2 drinks a day for men.
exercise that puts pressure on bones and muscles. Walking is a good choice.
If your doctor prescribes medicine to slow osteoporosis, take it as directed.
You also need to be extra careful to prevent falls. Here are a few ways to make your home safer:
Keep walkways clear of electrical cords and clutter.
Be sure you have good lighting where you are
Put grab bars and non-slip mats in showers and tubs.