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What should I do to prevent bone loss?

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Hi there and thank you for your question!

Our bones naturally weaken as we age, but there are ways to keep our bones (and teeth) strong and healthy.

  • Getting enough calcium, vitamin D and quality protein, such as poultryeggs, and fish can help us build and maintain strong bones (1).
  • Weight-bearing and resistance exercises, such as running, dancing, swimming and weight lifting, can also promote bone health (1). 
  • Building healthy life habits can also improve our bone health such as quit smoking, limit alcohol consumption, eat a balanced diet and stay active (1).

Here are some health Lifestyle pages that you may find helpful: 

 

Hope these are helpful!

 

Cheers,

Anna Ng, RD 

 

Reference:

1. "What You Can Do Now to Prevent Osteoporosis." The Johns Hopkins University. Accessed December 2020. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/osteoporosis/what-you-can-do-now-to-prevent-osteoporosis

Anna NgRegistered Dietitian