What are some things young women can do to take care of their bones?

Keeping bones strong is something women can do when they’re younger that will improve their health and overall quality of life as they get older.

To keep your bones strong, according to the National Osteoporosis FoundationOff Site Icon (NOF), you can:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Don’t drink alcohol in excess
  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise a healthy amount; don’t over-do it because too much exercise can have a negative effect
  • Have enough calcium and vitamin D daily, between food and supplements
  • Talk to your doctor about bone health

The more effort women put into taking care of their bones when they are younger, the better of they will be when they age.

For more information about preventive steps for bone health, talk with your doctor.

Learn more: