Boost Your Bone Health

Your bones support and protect you throughout life.  It's never too late to return the favor.  These bone-strengthening tactics work whether you're 17 or 70:

  • Eat rich foods rich in calcium. Think low-fat dairy products and dark green leafy veggies.
  • Get moving.  Choose weight-bearing activities such as walking, dancing, and strength training.
  • Consume alcohol only in moderation.  Heavy drinking leaves you vulnerable to bone loss, falls, and fractures.
  • Learn about vitamin D.  Your body makes this nutrient when your skin is exposed to sunlight.  If you think you're not getting enough, ask your doctor about supplements.