15 things you might not know about bone loss and osteoporosisWorld Osteoporosis day
- In order to promote bone growth and keep your bones healthy, it is important to get enough calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients. If you are lactose intolerant, it may be difficult to get enough calcium from food alone.
- Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, which does not just benefit your bone health, but your health overall.
- Bones can be made stronger through exercise, so at least two and a half hours a week is recommended for their strength.
- Osteoporosis prevention and bone health can be improved at any age – do not feel it is too late, and consult a GP or healthcare provider for advice on how to improve your bone health.
- In order to check your bone density and overall bone health, tests can be made, meaning you can have an idea of your situation and if you need to take action. Ask your healthcare provider when you can take a bone density test.