Key Points for Prevention


Bone healthy actions should begin in childhood and continue throughout your lifetime. However, it's never too late to take action to promote strong bones. Bone healthy actions are the keys to help you build and maintain strong bones. These include:

Eating a varied nutrient rich diet with the right amount of calories and protein
Including plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet
Consuming the recommended amount of calcium and vitamin D
Reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight
Participating in regular physical activity
Avoiding smoking
Avoiding excessive consumption of alcohol
Maintaining normal hormonal balance
Taking safety precautions to protect your bones and prevent falls; and
Talking to your healthcare provider about how to promote strong bones