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THE WOMEN’S GUIDE TO HEALTHY BONES AT ANY AGE

It’s easy to take a strong skeleton for granted, but broken bones due to osteoporosis are common as we grow older. Minimise your risk with our plan – starting today

SARAH LEYLAND

Iis a nurse consultant and leads on specialist information at the National Osteoporosis Society (nos.org.uk)

Osteoporosis affects 3 million people in the UK, with one in three women suffering a broken bone due to osteoporosis in her lifetime. But there is a lot you can do to prevent the condition, and keep your bones healthy and strong.

What is osteoporosis?

The name means ‘porous bones’; you may have heard it called the fragile bone disease, too. It’s a condition where bones start to lose their strength and are more likely to break, especially after a bump or fall. You can break a bone anywhere in the body, but the wrists, hips and spine are more common.

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Get that #summerglow with the June/July issue of Healthy, which features the incredible Davina McCall on the cover. We’ve got a brand new natural beauty section, plus a summer body guide covering lean protein and expert fitness advice. Also, find out how to make street food at home with everything from Buddha bowls to cashew and coriander falafel. Plus! We ask: can a sun tan EVER be healthy? And do you really need those expensive trainers? Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy.
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