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  • Talking With Your Doctor About Bone Health at Your Check-up

    1. Talking With Your Doctor About Bone Health at Your Check-up

    Prepare for your upcoming doctor visit with these helpful questions!

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  • Calcium and Vitamin D: Dynamic Duo for Bone Health

    2. Calcium and Vitamin D: Dynamic Duo for Bone Health

    Are you getting enough calcium? Only 35% of American adults consume the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium. Learn more about calcium, vitamin D, lactose intolerance, and how to reach your recommended daily goal without overdoing calcium!

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  • Do It Right and Prevent Fractures

    3. Do It Right and Prevent Fractures

    The Bone-Healthy Way of Life and Exercise

    Staying fit and protecting your bones is part of healthy aging. Exercise and activity can be a natural part of your daily routine. So choose the right exercises for you and enjoy the benefits.

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  • Do It Right and Prevent Fractures—Handout

    4. Do It Right and Prevent Fractures—Handout

    The Bone-Healthy Way of Life and Exercise in a easy one-page handout!

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  • Drills for Desk Warriors

    5. Drills for Desk Warriors

    If you spend time at your desk hunched over your work, incorporating some regular posture drills can help relieve stress, maintain alignment, and stretch the muscles that support your bones.

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  • Low Risk: Talking With Your Doctor About Your FRC Results

    6. Low Risk: Talking With Your Doctor About Your FRC Results

    Follow these prevention strategies to prevent bone loss and fractures.

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  • Medium Risk: Talking With Your Doctor About Your FRC Results

    7. Medium Risk: Talking With Your Doctor About Your FRC Results

    Take steps to understand and reduce your risks of bone loss and fracture.

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  • High Risk: Talking With Your Doctor About Your FRC Results

    8. High Risk: Talking With Your Doctor About Your FRC Results

    Take steps to understand and reduce your risks of bone loss and fractures.

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  • How To Read a Nutrition Label

    9. How To Read a Nutrition Label

    Not sure how much calcium is in your favorite foods? Here’s how to read a nutrition label. The handout includes some sample meals to help you reach your recommended daily allowance (RDA)!

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  • Medications That Cause Bone Loss

    10. Medications That Cause Bone Loss

    Are you on medication that can cause bone loss or contribute to osteoporosis? This handout lists some common medications that can affect your bones.

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  • Stepping Out Strong

    11. Stepping Out Strong

    Movements for Fall Prevention

    Incorporate these simple exercises into your day to improve balance and strengthen your legs.

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  • Stepping Out Strong

    12. Stepping Out Strong

    A Healthy Path to Improving Strength and Balance

    This exercise plan will help improve balance, increase hip strength, and improve your range of motion. Stay strong and healthy and reduce your chance of falls.

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  • Osteoporosis: It Can Happen to You

    13. Osteoporosis: It Can Happen to You

    Take this quick survey to learn your risk!
    Osteoporosis is a serious disease caused by bone loss. Bone loss can lead to fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. Not all of its causes are known. However, if you have certain risk factors, you have a higher chance of developing osteoporosis.

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  • Taking Charge of Your Bone Health

    14. Taking Charge of Your Bone Health

    Although much of your bone health depends on genetics, you can benefit from a bone health road map to maintain the best of what you have. Here are some fundamentals to keep in mind.

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  • Osteogenic Loading

    15. Osteogenic Loading

    The amount of weight bearing that causes a
    response from the bone is called “osteogenic loading” because it takes a certain “load” to stimulate the bone-building cells. In contrast, “unloading” the bones from prolonged bed rest or space travel can result in loss of bone density. While normal daily activities are sufficient to prevent the harmful effects of unloading, significant “loading” appears to be required to increase bone mineral density.

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