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What should I do to keep my bones strong?
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  • Exercise 30 to 60 minutes most days.
  • Eat a balanced diet of nutritious foods, including adequate calcium and vitamin D.
  • Don't smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products.
  • Limit the amount of caffeine and alcohol in your diet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Maintain a healthy posture.
  • Take steps to prevent falls, such as wearing low-heeled shoes.
  • Have regular physical exams.
  • Studies also suggest that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers — sometimes used to treat ankylosing spondylitis — may help maintain or increase bone density in the spine and hip.

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