Healthy bones

The recipe for strong bones for life

Cases of weak bones (osteoporosis) and life-changing fractures from falls are on the increase. Find out what you can do to keep your bones fit for purpose whatever your age.

'How I beat osteoporosis'

Read how Judi Paxton beat osteoporosis by making some simple changes to her lifestyle.

Boost your child's bone health

Bone-boosting diet and exercise tips to help your child build strong, healthy bones for life.

Keep your bones strong over 65

It's never too late to look after your bone health – just follow these practical tips.

Exercises for strong bones

Best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones for all age groups.

Food for strong bones

What you eat today will help to keep your skeleton strong for the future.

Are you at risk of falling?

Take this simple test to work out if your risk of falling is considered ‘low’, ‘medium’ or ‘high’.

Are you at risk of breaking a bone?

Work out if you’re at risk of osteoporosis and breaking a bone in the next 10 years.

Menopause and your bone health

How to keep your bones strong and healthy following the menopause.

Calcium

All about calcium, including good sources, how much you need and the risks of taking too much.

Vitamin D

All about vitamin D, including good sources, how much you need and the risks of taking too much.

Strength exercises

Strength exercises that can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility.

Flexibility exercises

Flexibility exercises for older people that can be done at home to help improve mobility and prevent falls.

Balance exercises

Simple balance exercises that can be done at home to help improve your health and mobility.

Sitting exercises

Gentle sitting exercises that can be done at home to help improve mobility and prevent falls.