(HealthDay News) -- A healthier lifestyle can help ward off osteoporosis, a disease that causes brittle, thin and weak bones.
The American Council on Exercise offers these tips:
- Perform weight-bearing exercises four days per week and strengthening exercises two or three days per week.
- Eat a diet rich in calcium and fiber, and low in fat.
- Get some safe sun exposure to promote vitamin D production.
- Don't smoke.