May is National Osteoporosis Month. Did you know that one in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis? It’s true, says the National Osteoporosis Foundation. But eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help slow or stop the loss of bone mass and help prevent fractures.
In a recent episode of her show, Oprah and Dr. Oz took a look at the actual difference between a healthy spine and one affected by osteoporosis, and Dr. Oz explains how exercise and certain vitamins in your diet can help.
Remember, what you read and see here on our blog is always helpful and educational, but never intended as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you suspect you have osteoporosis, discuss with your primary care provider!