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There are things that you can do to help manage your osteoporosis. Following the tips provided on this website may help you gain a greater sense of control over your condition.

Medication as part of healthy bone choicesTaking a medication is one method of treating osteoporosis and protecting your bones against fractures. However, there are other things you can do yourself that will greatly help. Click here for more information ontreatment options available in Canada.

Eat right - Your bones will thank you As the saying goes "you are what you eat". Calcium and vitamin D are very important and help promote healthy bones. Eating foods that are rich in these nutrients can be very helpful in maintaining and/or improving your bone health.Click here to learn about calcium and vitamin D

Exercise your bonesExercise is important and can help build strong bones and maintain bone density. Exercise is beneficial to your bones at any point in life. An exercise program for someone with osteoporosis will ideally combine weight-bearing exercises and strength training exercise with activities that improve balance and coordination.Click here to learn more about these exercises and for examples on how you can do them safely in your home.

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