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Here’s how to maintain strong bones… and say Goodbye to osteoporosis

1- Refrain from consuming soft drinks, unless occasionally, as these may lead to reducing bone density in women, especially at the hips.

2- Check with your doctor for correcting any vitamin D deficiency so that to maintain an adequate intake of such a vitamin which facilitates the assimilation and fixing of calcium on the bones.

3- Walk some 10,000 steps a day. This will help maintain an adequate bone density and, subsequently, will slow down bone loss at a later stage in life.

4- Watch your caffeine consumption which, when taken in large quantities, can promote calcium loss and helps weaken bones.

5- Avoid smoking as this is linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis. Indeed, tobacco prevents the proper functioning of the cells that are responsible for bone formation, thus leading to an increased fracture risk.

6- Avoid alcohol abuse as this increases the risk of osteoporotic fractures.

7- Make sure you have an adequate calcium intake, essentially from dairy products and from other sources, such as canned sardines, and always remember to consume green vegetables which contain calcium as well.

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