There are some things that impact our bone health that we can't change: being female, getting older and our genetics can but us at greater risk of developing osteoporosis.
But there are other things you can change:
1. Eating enough calcium rich foods. The amount of calcium you need varies depending on your age and gender, but aim for about 3 serves of milk, yoghurt or cheese per day. Osteoporosis Australia also do a good fact sheet on Calcium:
3. Being at a healthy weight
4. Exercising regularly, particularly weight bearing exercise e.g. walking or weight lifting.
Interested in learning more?
Head to the Osteoporosis Australia home page http://www.osteoporosis.org.au/