5 ways adults can prevent osteoporosis and live an active life

You can prevent osteoporosis by looking after your bones throughout your life.

Strong bones means strong muscles. So you are able to stay active and less likely to have a fracture from a fall.

Here are 5 ways adults can build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis:


Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and poultry, nuts, legumes, and low-fat dairy is linked to better bone health.

These nutrients can help to build strong bones:


•Vitamin D

•Vitamin A

•Vitamin K


Weight bearing exercise (e.g. walking, running, jumping) and resistance exercise (lifting shopping bags, pulling exercise bands) can build strong bones and muscles.

Maintain a healthy weight

A healthy weight can help to keep your bones strong.

Moderate alcohol intake

Heavy drinking can make your bones weaker and slow fracture healing. In the UK the government recommends no more than 14 units a week.

Know your risk factors for osteoporosis

Some people are more at risk of osteoporosis than others.

This could be because of an existing medical condition or because there is a family history of osteoporosis.

You can check your risk of osteoporosis using the osteoporosis risk checker.

Keeping active and eating a healthy diet are ways of keeping your bones strong so you can live well for longer.

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