Early detection of bone loss plays a major role in reducing the risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. Though some people may be genetically predisposed to osteoporosis, there are certain lifestyle choices a person to make to limit their risk.
Some of the most common risk lifestyle factors, according to the Osteoporosis Society of Canada, are:
not enough calcium in your diet;
limited exposure to sunlight or insufficient Vitamin D in your diet;
not enough physical activity, particularly weight-bearing activity;
caffeine (consistently more than two or three cups of tea, coffee or cola every day)
alcohol (consistently more than two drinks a day)
Bear in mind that building up strong and healthy bones during childhood and young adulthood is crucial to limiting problems later in life.