Healthy bones

Your bones are important because they help you move, walk, and stand upright as well as protect your vital organs. When they are strong and healthy, they are able to withstand trauma.

Genetics, gender, and age have an impact on your skeleton, and there’s nothing much you can do about that aspect. For example, women generally have smaller bones than men. While these factors are beyond your control, this guide will show you what an important role you can play in developing and maintaining your bone mass. This guide will help you learn more about strategies for healthy bones.

Table of contents

  • Your bones are alive!
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin D
  • You have to be active to have healthy bones
  • What is osteoporosis?
  • Preventing fractures
  • Calcium measurement tool
  • Useful sources and links
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