Could just be bad luck. Or it could be due to an underlying condition with our bones – Osteoporosis. Loosely translated it means ‘porous bone’. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) defines osteoporosis as “a condition where bones become thin, weak and fragile, such that even a minor bump or accident can cause a broken bone…”.
Signs and Symptoms
What are the signs and symptoms?
What can be done?
Research has indicated a healthy diet including calcium, protein and Vitamin D can help with bone growth. Supplements/medication as prescribed by your GP may also be necessary. However, diet and supplements alone are not sufficient. The AIHW recommends “behaviour modification such as regular weight-bearing and resistance exercise” to help prevent osteoporosis. Regular weight bearing and strength exercises help maintain and promote bone mineral density.
It is never too late to improve your bone health.
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