How to Decrease Your Chance of Developing Osteoporosis
Although some risk factors of osteoporosis cannot be changed, there are many steps you can take to help support bone health. Lifestyle changes, vitamin-rich diets, and bone health supplements can help support greater bone density.
Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle can help lower your risk of osteoporosis.
- Exercise. Make physical activity an important part of your daily routine. Weight-bearing exercises, such as walking, running, and skipping rope, can help you build strong bones and slow bone loss.3
- Avoid alcohol and cigarettes. Smoking and drinking excessive alcohol can contribute to weakened bones. Limiting or stopping these habits completely can help prevent osteoporosis.3
Eating a healthy and vitamin-rich diet is recommended if you are concerned about developing osteoporosis. Include foods rich in these nutrients on your next trip to the grocery store:
- Calcium. Leafy green vegetables, dried fruit, tofu, and yogurt are all great sources of calcium. Calcium is important for maintaining bone health. Adults should aim to get 1,000 milligrams a day.3
- Vitamin D. In order to absorb calcium, your body also needs to get enough vitamin D.3 Red meat, eggs, and oily fish like salmon, sardines, herring, and mackerel are great sources of vitamin D. Also, the body can make vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Adults should get 600 to 800 IU of vitamin D each day.3
Although healthy lifestyle habits and diet are important, some people might find it difficult to get enough calcium and vitamin D from their daily diet. If you live in an area with limited sun exposure, you might also need additional vitamin D. People who are lactose intolerant might find it difficult to get enough calcium through their diet alone.
When searching for a supplement to help maintain strong bones, look for one with nutrients and minerals that support bone density like vitamin D and calcium. Centrum Movement & Strength Capsule contains 100% of the daily value of vitamin D, as well as vitamin C which supports collagen formation for healthy tendons, ligaments, and bones*+. If you’re concerned about your calcium intake, check out Centrum Silver Women, which has vitamin D, calcium and other minerals to support bone health.
If you’re unsure which Centrum product to choose, take the Choose Your Centrum quiz to find out which supplement is best for you.
Although osteoporosis might seem alarming, the good news is there are plenty of ways to support your overall bone health. Staying active, eating a healthy diet, and taking the right supplements can all help you reduce your risk of osteoporosis.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
+This product does not contain calcium. Take calcium as part of a calcium rich diet.