May is National Osteoporosis Month!
“The Break Free from Osteoporosis campaign encourages everyone to get to know their risk factors for osteoporosis and make the lifestyle changes needed to build strong bones for life”
What is Osteoporosis?
It is a medical condition in which bones become weak, brittle, and fragile from the loss of tissue.
“There is a lot you can do to protect your bones throughout your life. You’re never too young or too old to improve the health of your bones and body. Osteoporosis prevention should begin in childhood, but it shouldn’t stop there. Whatever your age may be, the habits you adopt now can affect your bone health for the rest of your life”
For some more facts on Osteoporosis, click here.
Now is the time to take action!
What can you do to protect your bones?
- Get enough calcium and vitamin D
- Eat a well balanced diet
- Exercise regularly
- Eat foods that are good for bone health, such as fruits and vegetables
- Avoid smoking and limit alcohol to 2-3 drinks per day
- All in all, LIVE HEALTHY.
To learn more about what you can do to protect your bones, click here: http://nof.org/learn/prevention
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