Osteoporosis Prevention Directory
Before learning to prevent osteoporosis, first know your risks: being over 50, female, white or Asian, petite, prone to fractures, and having a family history. The best things you can do to prevent osteoporosis are to exercise, get plenty of calcium and vitamin D, and maintain a healthy weight. Also, if you smoke, you should quit smoking -- it doubles your chances of fractures. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to prevent osteoporosis, what actions to take and which ones to quit, how to learn your personal risk factors, and much more.
Who Really Gets Osteoporosis?
Reality: While white women are at greatest risk for osteoporosis, men and women of all ethnic groups can develop this bone disease.
Certain factors put premenopausal women at higher risk for osteoporosis, or bone loss, some within their control. WebMD explains.
Osteoporosis: Keeping Bones Strong
As we age, our bones start to thin. WebMD tells you how exercise can help stave off osteoporosis.
Best Exercises for Bone Health With RA
If you take corticosteroids for your RA, you’ll want to step up your exercise to help keep your bones strong.
The Time to Prevent Osteoporosis Is Now
Bone up on what you can do to maintain bone health as you age.
Exercise for Osteoporosis
Health experts recommend exercise for osteoporosis; here's how you can get it.
Top 10 Health Tips for Women
Want a cheat sheet for healthy living? Our expert serves up her top tips for a lifetime of wellness.
New Weapons to Fight Osteoporosis
It's not just hormones anymore. Today, there are several ways to fight the brittle bones and potentially deadly fractures due to osteoporosis.