Lots of people think getting enough calcium is all that's necessary for building healthy, strong bones. However, as you'll see in this eMedTV slideshow, there's much more to it than that. Although calcium is definitely important, other factors, such as vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise, also play a vital role in maintaining bone health. This presentation offers four tips to help reduce your risk of osteoporosis.
Weight-bearing exercises are important for osteoporosis prevention because they help build bone mass. Bone mass refers to the strength and density of your bones. A few types of exercise that force you to work against gravity and build healthy bones include walking, jogging, climbing stairs, tennis, and dancing.
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