Health Tip: Help Keep Your Bones Healthy
(HealthDay News) -- Some people are more likely than others to develop osteoporosis, since their bone cells don't replenish themselves quickly enough.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says exercise can help, but it may not thwart osteoporosis entirely. The academy offers these suggestions for keeping your bones as healthy as possible:
Get exercise every day, especially weight-bearing and strength-building exercises.
Adhere to a healthy weight, making sure you aren't overweight or underweight.
Don't smoke, limit alcohol intake and get plenty of vitamin D and calcium.
If your doctor approves, take medication designed to strengthen bones.
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