How to Maintain Healthy Bones

As a natural part of ageing, from the age of 40 onwards, our bones gradually lose their density.


Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile and more likely to break (fracture). There are several things you can do to maintain your bones:

  • Eat calcium-rich foods such as milk and yoghurt
  • Eat less salt
  • Get enough sunshine
  • Go easy on the protein
  • Quit smoking
  • Cut out the salt
  • Be active
  • Drink sensibly
  • Maintain a healthy weight

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