Why is it so critical to keep your bones healthy as you age?
Keeping them strong can help prevent fractures. Ask anyone over 50 who’s broken a hip. This common accident leaves 40 percent of people unable to walk independently.
And a year after breaking their hip, 33 percent of these patients become totally dependent on a caregiver or need to enter a nursing home.
It’s not a pretty picture.
About half of those who suffer one broken bone will also break another, and the risk of more breaks grows with each new fracture.