- Get regular exercise. You should include weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises into your routine. Here are some example exercises you can try. If exercise is difficult for you or you have limited mobility, talk with your doctor about what types of exercise you can do to help improve bone health. (Make sure to consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise routines.)
- Eat a healthy diet that promotes bone strength and health. Calcium, vitamin D, and protein are all essential for healthy bones. Dairy is an excellent source of all three nutrients.
- Visit your doctor. Having regular doctor’s visits and talking about bone health can go a long way toward helping you because your doctor can monitor your bone density and help you find the best ways to live a bone-healthy lifestyle.
- Avoid lifestyle habits that can damage your bones and health. If you smoke, quit. Try to cut back on alcohol consumption if you have more than two drinks a day. And work to maintain a healthy weight.
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