Osteoporosis Prevention Through Exercise

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the density of bones. Bones gradually become weak due to loss of calcium, making them more susceptible to breaking. More than half of Americans have some loss of bone density, also called osteopenia, or low bone mass, and are at risk for osteoporosis. The majority of people with osteoporosis are women, but osteoporosis also affects men. Osteoporosis can occur at any age but is more common in people 50 years of age or older. Certain strategies exist that can help decrease the risk of ...

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