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Your feet may be one of the first places to see the effects of osteoporosis. A stress fracture in the foot is often the first sign.
There is a lot you can do throughout your life to prevent osteoporosis, slow its progression and protect yourself from fractures.
- Include adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D in your diet.
- Exercise regularly.