In this episode, Dr Louise Newson is joined by Professor James Simon as they take a deeper look at our bones and discuss osteoporosis: what happens to your bone strength during the menopause, what are the risk factors for developing osteoporosis and what we can all do to try and prevent it.
Professor Simon's 3 top tips for keeping your bones strong and healthy are:
- Have adequate calcium from your diet and if you're lactose intolerant (or vegan) you may need to take calcium supplements spread throughout the day.
- Take good care of your skin by using sun block and a hat, but try and get the vitamin D you need through time in the sun and from fortified foods.
- Do regular weight-bearing exercise that impacts through your bones as you hold your own body weight during the activity.