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