Should you worry?
Having delicate bones increases the risk, as does anything that slows the flow of protective oestrogen – such as early menopause or removal of the ovaries before 45, anorexia and excessive exercise.
Spot the signs
If you trip and fracture your wrist, ask for an assessment or scan. The bone shouldn’t break if you fall from standing height, say the UK’s National Osteoporosis Society.
How to stay healthy
2. Adults should eat 700mg of calcium a day. If you want a supplement, take calcium with Vitamin D.
3. Get moving – all weight-bearing exercise is good, but if your joints are fit, a short, sharp shock actually can increase bone density. Try short bouts of jogging, running upstairs, or working out on a PowerPlate.
Source: Good Housekeeping magazine