Healthy bone habits for life

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Osteoporosis is usually a concern for older adults, but there are things you can start doing at any age to lower your risk. Check out these tips to help keep your bones strong.

  1. Get plenty of calcium. Calcium-rich foods include dairy, almonds, kale, soy or tofu and broccoli.
  2. Eat the good stuff. Load up on green and yellow vegetables and plant (not animal) protein.
  3. Don’t forget vitamin D. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and is found in egg yolks and oily fish.
  4. Stop smoking. Smoking and excesses of alcohol and sodium can harm bone health.
  5. Stay active. Weight-bearing or high-impact exercise like jogging or tennis helps build stronger bones, but even walking and climbing stairs helps.

This material is provided for informational use only and should not be construed as medical advice or used in place of consulting a licensed medical professional. You should consult with your doctor to determine what is right for you.