Better Nutrition

6 WAYS TO SAVE YOUR BONES

By the time you’re 30 years old, you’ve achieved your peak bone mass for life. Once you reach 50, the body’s bone-rebuilding process slows, and you begin to lose bone mass. Add to this a loss in estrogen after menopause, and your bones are seriously at risk later in life. The good news? These six strategies can help save your bones and keep your skeleton strong.

1 Do Calcium Right

It’s the primary mineral found in bones, and it’s critical to bone structure and strength. The problem is absorption: if you eat (or

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