This is a condition when bone strength weakens and become more susceptible to fracture. It usually affects females over 50 with a family history of it. Osteoporosis is commonly caused by estrogen and calcium deficiencies, as well as an inactive lifestyle. The most common areas affected are hips, wrist, and spine.

How can we lower its effects?
  • Add calcium, like fat free milk and eggs, to your diet.
  • Add protein to your diet, like salmon, tuna or nuts.
  • Take vitamin D daily. Studies show that calcium and vitamin D together can build stronger bones.
  • Exercise often (3-5 times/week) with resistance training.
  • Stop smoking and avoid excessive alcohol drinking.