Make weight-bearing exercise a regular habit to increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis
Avoid excessive calcium loss in the urine by switching to healthier beverages
An extra 800 mg of calcium and 400 to 800 IU of vitamin D a day can help protect the bones, from childhood through adulthood
Make tofu, soy milk, soy protein, and other sources of beneficial isoflavones a regular part of your diet
Avoid excessive salt intake and high-salt processed and restaurant foods that may contribute to calcium and bone loss
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