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Help protect your bones

Help protect your bones

Did you know that broken bones in middle and old age are very common? Loss of bone strength slowly occurs with age, but many factors can speed it up, such as menopause in women. Luckily, there are many easy ways to start taking good care of your bones. Here are a few things you can do to help protect your bones:

  • Include plenty of calcium in your diet. Calcium is the building block of bones. Milk, yogurt and cheese are great sources of calcium.
  • Get plenty of exercise. Exercise also improves your balance, which can prevent falls. 
  • Pay attention to vitamin D. Your body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Good sources of vitamin D include oily fish, such as salmon, trout, whitefish and tuna.

Take action is protecting your bones. You’re never too young or too old to improve the health of your bones.