Bone Health

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on Bone Health...
The one exercise you’ve got to do to prevent falls

The one exercise you’ve got to do to prevent falls

Strengthening your toe muscles is one of the single most important things you can do to prevent falls.

Weight training and bone density

Weight training is an essential part of a program to maintain muscle mass and prevent fragility fractures.

For Bone Density – Let Them Eat Prunes!

Eating prunes improved bone density in a 2011 study of post-menopausal women.

Sitting Is the New Smoking

Discover all the ways sitting is bad for your health, and be inspired to choose alternatives.

Vertebral Compression Fractures

Vertebral compression fractures from osteoporotic bones affect more than half a million Americans each year. Other fractures occur from trauma or cancers spreading to the spine. Learn the risks and treatment strategies.

The latest on muscle strength, balance training and brain fitness

Key topics from Dr. Lavine's lecture on Muscle Strength, Balance Training and Brain Fitness

Beyond Calcium and Vitamin D – What Else Can I Do to Stop Bone Loss?

Most people know to take calcium and vitamin D supplements to help prevent osteoporosis. As valuable as these steps are, they're not the only important measures you can take to prevent bone loss.

Calcium and Osteoporosis – Guest Article

Do calcium supplements really help maintain bone health? Many health experts believe that other factors are also important. This guest article discusses other strategies to maintain strong bones.

Secret to Avoiding Falls and Fractures

Thinning bones are a big worry for older people. But, regardless of your bone density, if you never fall in the first place, your risk of fracturing a bone is greatly reduced.

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