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Though we often think of bone as a hard and lifeless structure, it is actually made up of complex, living tissue that is constantly changing. Your bones provide structural support for your muscles, protect your vital organs, and store calcium necessary for healthy bone density and strength. Up until around age 30, women build and store bone efficiently; however, as we age, our bones naturally begin to break down faster than new bone can be formed. We are also more susceptible to certain types of bone problems, including osteoporosis, than men are. To date, there is no cure for osteoporosis, only treatment. That's why it is so important to establish bone health early through the right diet and exercise.

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Introduction
Maintaining Healthy Bones
Calcium
Vitamin D
Exercise
Risks to Bone Health
Osteoporosis