After the age of about 30, bone thinning is a natural process and cannot be stopped completely. Whether you develop osteoporosis depends not only on the thickness of your bones early in life but also on your health, diet, and physical activity later in life. The thicker your bones, the less likely the bones are to become thin enough to break. Young women in particular need to be aware of their risk for osteoporosis and take steps early to slow its progress and prevent complications.
A lot of physical activity during the preteen and teen years increases bone mass and greatly reduces the risk of osteoporosis in adulthood. If you eat a diet adequate in calcium and vitamin D and exercise regularly early in life and then continue with these healthy habits, you may be able to delay or avoid osteoporosis.
Healthy Balanced Diet
Eat a nutritious diet that includes adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D. Both are needed for building healthy, strong bones. Vitamin D is vital for calcium absorption in bones and to improve muscle strength. Getting more vitamin D may help prevent falls in older people who are low in vitamin D. And some studies show that taking vitamin D may reduce the chances of breaking a bone.
Talk to your doctor about measuring your vitamin D to be sure you are getting enough. The best source of vitamin D is exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is also added to milk, some calcium supplements, and many multivitamin supplements.
Get regular exercise. Weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or weight lifting, keep bones healthy by working the muscles and bones against gravity.
Don’t drink more than 2 alcoholic drinks a day if you are a man or more than 1 alcoholic drink a day if you are a woman. Drinking more than this puts you at higher risk for osteoporosis
Don’t smoke. Smoking puts you at a higher risk for osteoporosis and increases the rate of bone thinning after it starts.
Above article comes from: http://www.webmd.com/osteoporosis/tc/osteoporosis-prevention
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Calcium is the most common mineral found in your body, accounting for about 2% of your total weight. The majority of calcium, 99%, resides in your teeth and bones, while the remainder is found in nerve cells, blood, body tissues and other body fluids. Long associated with the growth and maintenance of bones and teeth, calcium is also essential for the clotting of blood and the transmission of nerve impulses. Calcium is needed for our muscles to function and to release hormones, including insulin. According to the USDA, 75 percent of Americans are not meeting daily calcium recommendations.
Calcium is the major mineral that helps strengthen bones. Children and teenagers especially need adequate calcium in their diets, as the pre-teen and teen years are when they maximize the calcium storage in their bones in order to build up and preserve the bone mass they will need later in life. This is true because peak bone mass and calcium content of the skeleton is reached during the teen years. Bone calcium begins to decrease in young adulthood, and progressive loss of bone calcium occurs as we age, particularly in women. Adequate dietary calcium can help minimize this loss. A diet high in calcium appears to encourage the body to burn more fat and cuts the amount of new fat laid down by the body.
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