If you’re at risk of developing osteoporosis, the following steps can help keep your bones healthy. They include:
Keep your bones healthy through your diet
With well-balanced nutrition, you may be able to get most of the necessary calcium from your diet and fill in the rest with supplements. Don’t forget vitamin D, it helps your body absorb calcium and use it to strengthen your bones.
Most of us know that exercise is good for fitness, but did you know it’s great for bone health, too? Exercise helps stimulate the cells responsible for building bones.
To promote bone health, try doing weight-bearing and resistance exercises 3 or 4 days a week.
Build healthy life habits
The choices you make, beginning as early as childhood, can affect your bone health in the future. To protect it, consider limiting your alcohol intake, quit smoking, maintain a healthy weight, stay active and eat a well-balanced diet.
Are you worried about factors in your life that might contribute to bone loss? Talk to your doctor about what you can do now to help prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures in the future.