Osteoporosis Fact Sheet

Bones are responsible for many important functions including movement, organ protection and support for the rest of the body.

Healthy, strong bones are key to leading long, healthy, active and independent lives.

Genes and lifestyle impact how strong bones are. While you can’t change your genetics, you can adopt a ‘bone-friendly’ lifestyle which includes adequate calcium intake, exercise and sufficient vitamin D.

Looking after your bones can help to decrease the risk of fractures and a disease called osteoporosis.

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