Alternate Names : Broken Bone
What can be done to prevent the injury?
Some fractures can be avoided by following sports safety guidelines for
children, adolescents, and adults.
Bone loss, which increases a person's risk of fractures, can be slowed by doing
30 minutes of moderate weight-bearing exercise a day.
includes low-impact aerobics, walking, running, lifting weights, tennis, and
step aerobics. A person doing moderate exercise can talk normally without
shortness of breath and
is comfortable with the pace of the activity. The 30 minutes a day can be done
all in 1 session, or it can be broken up into smaller segments of time.
Low-impact aerobics and water
aerobics are examples of exercises that minimize joint stress in
elderly individuals or people with
arthritis. Recent research has shown that people who do
high-impact activities such as jogging have less bone loss as they age.
Individuals can lower their risk of bone fractures following
eating a well-balanced diet, following the food guide pyramid. A diet with adequate
calcium and vitamin D can help slow bone loss.
There is some evidence that too much bone thinning is hastened by a diet high
eating 25 grams of soy protein daily
for women who have reached
menopause, using hormone
getting effective treatment for conditions such as hypogonadism,
rheumatoid arthritis, and