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Optimizing Bone Health at Home

Optimizing Bone Health at Home

Discuss any medical conditions that may contribute to loss of bone density with your doctor in case they need special treatment to prevent or slow down the loss of bone mass

If you have been prescribed a medication for your bone health, make sure to follow medication instructions exactly as prescribed by your doctor

Stay active with weight-bearing and resistance style exercises to maintain bone strength and to promote new bone growth
Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol use

Optimize your diet for bone health. Ensure a healthy, balanced diet with particular attention to:

  • clean protein choices such as lean cuts of meat and poultry, fish, seafood, nuts, seeds, legumes, and tofu
  • calcium-rich foods such as milk, cheese, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, nuts, and seeds
  • vitamin D rich foods such as fortified milk, salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish

Get outside to provide some naturally produced vitamin D in the skin from the sun

Discuss calcium and vitamin D supplements with your doctor

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