Whether you have the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis or are looking to prevent it, maximize your bone health by:

Consuming calcium

Getting adequate vitamin D    It needs vitamin D to absorb calcium

Walking and exercising   30 minutes a day

Quitting smoking and using alcohol in moderation  both contribute to bone loss

Treating osteoporosis Tests to assess bone density can help you and your doctor make decisions about treating bone loss with medications.


Source:  Mayo Clinic Health Letter August 2014