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@sue225 According to the book I mentioned above, "Strong Women Strong Bones”, regular walking with no real impact does not help. It's still a very good exercise but not a help for your bones. There needs to be some impact. I used to use the elliptical when I work out at my health club but now I use the treadmill and make sure I have some impact.
I am trying to get it from food but being lactose intolerant it can be a challenge. I do use almond milk and that does have a good amount of calcium in it too, and I try to eat a couple of cubes of aged cheese every day. The challenge is eating calcium but not overdoing calories. Myfitnesspal gives a percentage in the calcium column, and it says I had 45% of my calcium requirement for today in this morning's breakfast but I don't know how many mgs of calcium they are basing that on.
I found out this weekend that prunes are good for your bones! That was a surprise. This is a good article I came across after I googled to find out if prunes really were good for your bones.

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@contentandwell if it's okay, I still disagree about walking. Check out the Mayo Clinic site : "Exercising with Osteoporosis". Walking is classified as a form of "weight-bearing aerobic exercise" because you are on your feet and your bones are supporting your weight (osteo is the one disease where carrying extra weight is good for you!). The other forms of exercise in this category are: dancing, eliptical training machine, stair climbing and gardening. These exercises "work directly on your bones in your legs, hips and lower spine to slow bone loss."
Will read your prune article. Dried figs are a good source of calcium too.
Over twenty years ago (in my osteopenic years) I was a volunteer on the help-line at the Osteoporosis Society of Canada and although I didn't always practice what I preached, the knowledge was valuable.

@contentandwell That was a great article about food that is good for your bones! I also am lactose intolerant (but I do love ice cream) and it is hard to get calcium. Tums works for me as well. I was surprised by the mention of dry prunes. Since I'm a fan, I'll have to include more of those with meals, cereal, salads, etc.