Osteoporosis

Our bones may seem rock-solid, but the tissue is constantly being created and destroyed. As we age, the process can skew toward bone destruction, leading to porous, weak bones that break easily. The good news is that there are many ways to prevent osteoporosis.

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What You Can Do in Your 20s to Prevent Osteoporosis

Your bones are still being rebuilt in your 20s, which means you can continue to strengthen them during this time. Make these smart lifestyle changes to help offset your risk of getting osteoporosis later on and build strong, healthy bones for life.

Could You Have a Calcium Deficiency?

Calcium is an essential mineral that helps keep your bones and teeth strong. Here's how to tell if you're getting enough of it.

17 Ways to Fight Osteoporosis

Most people know that calcium strengthens bones. But there are more than a dozen other ways to fight osteoporosis, the silent, bone-thinning condition that can lead to fractures, back and neck pain, and a loss of up to 6 inches of height over time.

14 Non-Dairy Foods That Are High in Calcium

If you don't eat dairy, you're not doomed to brittle bones. Fill up on these 14 calcium-rich foods that don't contain a drop of milk.

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11 Foods for Healthy Bones

When building strong bones, there are two key nutrients: calcium and vitamin D. Calcium supports your bones and teeth structure, while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. Get these nutrients by trying these 11 foods for healthy bones.