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