Unfortunately, Osteoporosis is far too common. Due to contrary belief, osteoporosis is not a general sign of aging and is not just caused by too much activity earlier in life. There is a lot you can do to prevent osteoporosis and protect your bones. You’re never too young or too old to start protecting and improving bone health. Prevention should start as a child and continue throughout your life.
Good habits that you can form to help your bone health include:
- Get your daily dose of calcium and vitamin D – each and every day from a well balanced diet
- Exercise regularly
- Eat bone healthy foods such as vegetables and fruit
- Limit your alcohol intake to a maximum of 2-3 drinks per day
- Avoid smoking
We can help you get on the right track to healthy bones. Ask your doctor about osteoporosis prevention next time you are here for a visit.Tags: bone health, family medicine, healthy bones, osteoporosis, osteoporosis prevention