Monday Health Minute | Published May 7, 2012

Ways to prevent osteoporosis – National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Most people start losing bone mass at age 35, so it is important to keep your bones strong and healthy. To help lower your risk of developing osteoporosis, follow these tips:

  • Consume the recommended daily intake of vitamin D
  • Remember fish, leafy greens, soy, and onions are all beneficial for maintaining healthy bones
  • Drink less caffeine
  • Avoid excess alcohol
  • Quit smoking
  • Talk to your physician to see at what age you should start receiving an annual bone density test

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