Supporting the skeleton with healthful habits now so it can support you later in life is especially important if you have an increased risk of osteoporosis-for example, if you’re female or have a thin, small-boned frame.
By: Dixie Farley
Support Your Bones With Healthy Habits
Unearthed skeletons from ancient times testify to the durability of bone long after other bodily tissue turns to dust. Living bone in the body, however, can lose mineral and fracture easily if neglected–a disorder called osteoporosis, or porous bones. One in two women and one in eight men over 50 suffer such fractures, …