Osteoporosis risk can be reduced through proper diet and physical activity.

"How can I prevent bone loss as I get older?"

Osteoporosis risk can be reduced through proper diet and physical activity.
  • To prevent it, adults 19-50 years old should get 1,000 mg of calcium each day. Adults over 50 years of age should get 1,200 mg each day.

  • Eat 3 to 4 servings of dairy or enough of other high calcium foods each day. Make sure you're getting enough vitamin D so you can absorb the calcium you eat.

  • These foods are also high in calcium: sardines, tofu made with calcium sulfate, orange juice with calcium, calcium fortified bread, salmon, spinach, turnip greens, cooked or raw kale, raw Chinese cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and calcium-fortified products.

  • Weight-bearing activities, like walking, running, tennis, stair-climbing, aerobics, and weight-lifting, also help prevent osteoporosis.

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Pick one food each day that is high in calcium and add it to your meal or snack.

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