Monday, February 23, 2009

Tips to Prevent Osteoporosis

• Maintain a healthy weight
• Stop smoking if you smoke
• Walk to strengthen your bones and get sunlight to make vitamin D
• Speak to your Dr about calcium and Vitamin D supplements especially if you take steroids
• Speak to your Dr. about getting a bone scan
• Do yoga to improve balance and decrease your risk of falls
• Ensure adequate vitamin D and calcium intake, such as oily fish and dairy products.

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