107 - Osteoporosis: What is it and how to prevent it, with Prof James Simon

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: 

  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Do regular weight-bearing exercise that impacts through your bones as you hold your own body weight during the activity. 

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