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.