Calcium intake is an essential part of maintaining healthy bones, as a diet high in calcium will promote the storage of excess calcium in your skeleton. A healthy level of vitamin D is also important for preventing osteoporosis as it helps our bodies absorb and use calcium in our skeleton. People with low vitamin D can treat the deficiency with supplements.
Exercise is also important for improving bone density and balance. The ideal exercise for osteoporosis prevention includes a mix of weight-bearing and strength-training on a regular basis.