Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Here are five tips from the National Osteoporosis Foundation for improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis:

1. Get the daily recommended amounts of calcium and vitamin D
2. Engage in regular weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise
3. Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol
4. Talk to your healthcare provider about bone health
5. Have a bone density test and take medication when appropriate

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