Calcium and vitamin D are the two main nutrients that help build strong bones. They both work together to support bones and promote bone growth. Preserving good bone health is vital at all stages in life, especially after age 50, when bones can become weaker due to the loss of calcium and other minerals, which can potentially lead to osteoporosis.
According to Osteoporosis Australia, 1.2 million people have the disease and a further 6.3 million have low bone density. Currently, there are effective therapies to treat the condition, some of which involve medication. However, prevention can be the best form of treatment.
Medical experts share the 40 ways that help lower your risk for osteoporosis, from adding more calcium to your diet to testing your bones.