Which lifestyle modifications prevent osteoporotic fractures?

Updated: Jan 20, 2021
  • Author: Rachel Elizabeth Whitaker Elam, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Lifestyle modification for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures includes the following [11] :

  • Increasing weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercise to improve agility, strength, posture, and balance, which may reduce the risk of falls
  • Ensuring optimum calcium and vitamin D intake as an adjunct to active anti-fracture therapy and balanced diet
  • Tobacco cessation 
  • Limiting alcohol consumption 
  • Removing potential risk factors to avoid falls

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