Osteoporosis awareness and prevention

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, making them more susceptible to sudden and unexpected fractures.

The keys to prevention – doctors have said – include eating foods that have calcium to help support bone health, taking the right supplements like Vitamin D and exercising.

Aquatic therapy and swimming can also help some people.

People concerned they’re at risk for osteoporosis or think they have it should talk to their physician. There are tests available, like a bone density scan.