Important Lifestyle Modifications
A healthy diet and regular weight bearing exercise are important in preventing or treating osteoporosis.
Major Food Sources of Calcium
Milk Whole or Skim
Yogurt Plain, Fruit, Frozen
Cheese Mozzarella, Muenster, Cheddar
Ice Cream Hard, Soft-Serve
Ice Milk Hard, Soft-Serve
Fish & Shellfish Oysters, Sardines, Salmon
Vegetables Broccoli, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Tofu
Strength training with weights
Consult with your doctor before starting an exercise program or making any change in your diet.
Although adequate calcium and vitamin D intake is important for bone health, calcium and vitamin D may not be sufficient to totally stop bone loss or rebuild bone.
Tomorrow: Calcium & Vitamin D; What You Need To Know
Source: Calcium info. adapted from materials supplied by the National Osteoporosis Foundation