Our bones are living tissue. There is a constant process of remodelling that involves laying down new bone and the breaking down of old, and this physiological process is happening every day of our lives. When the breaking down of bone begins to outweigh the laying down of new, our bones begin to become a bit softer and more brittle. This is a very basic summation of the disease called osteoporosis. How can we limit its progression and ensure good bone health? This answer is multifaceted but includes load bearing exercises such as walking, strength training, dancing and jogging. It also includes addressing any dietary deficits – key nutrients include calcium and vitamin D. Our team of Dietetics and Physiotherapy should be your first port of call to prevent, manage and/or improve your bone density, in conjunction with your local GP and potentially endocrinologist. In summary, exercise that loads your bones and nutrition to help strengthen them!