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Preventing Osteoporosis

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14 Surprising Facts About Healthy Bones

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You may not really consider your bones a resource that needs lifelong protection and nurturing. But guess what? Youthful habits can even affect bones in old age. Read on to find out more about this living tissue.   View slideshow

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10 Ways to Have Great Posture as You Age

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Good posture will do more to keep you looking youthful as the years go by than a face-lift or Botox. And the benefits of maintaining your bone health are much more than skin-deep. Here are 10 tips to keep you standing tall at any age.   View slideshow

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Body and Soul: Bone-Building Action

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You don’t have to be a runner or heavy-duty weight lifter to build bone mass. Any weight-bearing activity—walking up the stairs, carrying a baby or a load of groceries—can help prevent bone loss.   View slideshow

CALENDAR

31 Stay-Healthy Tips for Women

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Check our our monthlong plan for disease prevention! From scheduling a cholesterol test to connecting with friends, here are the best steps you can take this month to stay happy and healthy for years to come.   View calendar

How to Cut Your Risk of Osteoporosis

More than half of Americans over the age of 50 develop osteoporosis, and it’s four times more common in women than men.
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Q: Why should I care about bone thinning?
A: More than half of Americans over the age of 50 develop osteoporosis, and it’s four times more common in women than men. Once your bones become thinner and more fragile, you’re more apt to suffer fractures. If you’re elderly, this can be fatal. A 65-year-old woman who breaks herhip has a 1 in 7 chance of dying as a result.  Read More

Understanding Bone Health

Your bones may seem rock-solid, but they could be at risk for a condition called osteoporosis, which can make them brittle, weak, and prone to breaks. The good news is that proper nutrition and exercise will help keep your bones strong for life.  Read More

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