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13 - Protect Your Bones throughout Your Life

from Part II - Caring For Your Body

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 June 2023

Elizabeth Eckstrom
Affiliation:
Oregon Health and Science University
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What is the ideal way to build strong bones? When young, run, jump, play. Drink milk. When adults, get a healthy quantity of calcium and vitamin D. Six important actions for building strong bones explained. Exercise, Vitamin D. Calcium. Limit alcohol and tobacco. For women, when 65, get bone density test to check for osteoporosis. Prevent falls. Check medications. Falls are the number one injury-related cause of fatality for people over 65. Tai chi can reduce the risk of falls by 60%!

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The Gift of Aging
Growing Older with Purpose, Planning and Positivity
, pp. 87 - 92
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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