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Thanks for starting an Osteoporosis group @colleenyoung. Let me start by saying if I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken much better care of myself. I have degenerative arthritis and osteopenia neither of which has caused me much worry or concern until the past 2 or 3 years. The small aches and pains have become more prevalent and the fear of falling and breaking some bones is with me every step of the way.

My biggest challenge and tip if you are carrying a lot of weight is to make some permanent lifestyle changes to get your weight down. Eating healthier and exercising more is something we should all be doing but it's really important for those of us with osteoporosis or osteopenia. What has helped me with the weight loss and eating healthier is intermittent fasting and eating less carbs. We have a great discussion going if you need help:
-- Low-carb healthy fat living. Intermittent fasting. What’s your why?:

How about you Teri @tsc, do you have some health tips to share for healthy living with osteoporosis?

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Hi @johnbishop, I think that @jenniferhunter is right, it's important to stay active. There is much more information now about safe and appropriate exercise for osteoporosis now, compared to when my mother suffered with it in the early 90s. Dr. Loren Fisman's Twelve Poses for Osteoporosis, Bob and Brad's Exercises, Margaret Martin, Carol Michaels and Sara Meeks' work on exercise for osteoporosis is just a click away on Google.
I thought I was doing everything right with healthy eating and exercise so I was surprised when my Dexa Scan showed osteoporosis. I'm sure the year of weight loss and inactivity due to Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis didn't help my bones.
Also, it's important not to lose hope and take pleasure in the special moments life sends our way.

Good advice.