7 ways to prevent osteoporosis

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The World Health Organization said older adults should aim for a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical exercise a week. Photo: Pexels

(Kiersten Willis/ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) — If you notice you’ve lost some height or your spine is curving, it could be a sign of osteoporosis. People over 50 are at a higher risk of developing the bone disease that happens when the body loses too much bone or doesn’t make enough of it.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), around 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass, the latter of which puts them at risk of developing osteoporosis.

There are some uncontrollable risk factors of developing the disease, including being over 50, menopause or having a family history of the condition. (…)

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