40 ways to slash your risk of osteoporosis

Calcium and vitamin D are the two main nutrients that help build strong bones. They both work together to support bones and promote bone growth. Photo: Pexels

(Tina Donvito/ The Healthy) –– Practice osteoporosis prevention with these 40 ways that help lower risk, from adding more calcium to your diet to testing your bones.

Preserving good bone health is vital at all stages in life, especially after age 50, when bones can become weaker due to the loss of calcium and other minerals, which can potentially lead to osteoporosis.

Bone is living tissue and it is constantly being made and broken down by the cells in your body. This process causes bone density to peak around age 30 and then shift towards a decline. If bones become brittle and fragile, it’s known as the medical condition called osteoporosis.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), 54 million Americans either have osteoporosis or are at risk for it due to low bone mass. Currently, there are effective therapies to treat the condition, some involve medication. However, prevention can be the best form of treatment. (…)