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eWellness: Tips to prevent the risk of osteoporosis at an early age

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Dr KK Aggarwal    28 September 2017

  • Avoid bone toxins, namely, alcohol and smoking. Smoking is dangerous as it accelerates bone destruction. Excess of 80 ml of alcohol or 80 gm of alcohol can accelerate bone destruction.
  • Start Vitamin D supplementation right from school going age. Remember, osteoporosis begins in the school going age but manifests later in life.
  • Three yoga exercises namely, Surya Namaskar, Tadasana and Vrakshasana, which involve standing on your toes or weight bearing on your toes, are good to avoid osteoporosis.
  • An adequate intake of protein in diet, combined with an adequate intake of calcium helps increase bone density. One should aim for about 12% of calories to come from proteins such as legumes, poultry, seafood, meat, dairy products, nuts and seeds.

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