Osteoporosis is on the rise. Over 20 million people in the U.S. have osteoporosis. The incidence of broken bones from osteoporosis has increased 55% since 1995. It's the leading cause of hospitalization for older people, particularly older women. To keep your bones healthy:
Watch your alcohol intake.
Exercise with weights twice a week.
Watch your coffee intake.
More than 3 cups a day causes acids in your bloodstream which your body tries to neutralize by drawing calcium from your bones.
Get plenty of calcium and Vitamin D in your diet.