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Building Bone

‎(USA Weekend) These four steps can help protect your bones:
Get calcium and vitamin D…
Walk fast and lift weights…
Stop smoking and drink less alcohol…
Test your bone strength.
‎(KABC) The single most important mineral for maintaining bone density is, of course, calcium… And that calcium needs vitamin D for absorption… Another component assisting calcium absorption is protein. So get enough each meal…
Since exercise stimulates bone formation, putting stress on muscles puts stress on bones, and that's good. These moves should be weight-bearing - meaning step on it. Walking works, as well as lunges and pushups - anywhere that you use your body's weight for resistance.
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Please do not give advice. We can best help each other by telling what works for us, not what we think someone else should do.