November 7, 2016
November is Osteoporosis Awareness Month
Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become more porous and fragile, increasing the risk of breaking a bone. More common than heart attack and stroke combined, fractures from osteoporosis affect approximately one in three women and one in five men in their lifetime. Eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle can help prevent and manage the disease.
Bone Health Tips
- Get your daily requirement of calcium and vitamin D.
- Do regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises.
- Ask your doctor when you should have a bone density test.
It is essential to build strong bones for life. By taking the right steps in osteoporosis prevention and management, we can lead an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
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