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Smoking and its impact on osteoporosis

The health risks of smoking are well known. Lung cancer and heart disease are the most commonly talked about. But did you know that smoking could also be bad for your bones? That's because smoking slows down the process of bone building. It can also lead to women going through the menopause earlier than usual, and increase the risk of breaking a hip when you get older.

Smoking - it’s hard to stop

We understand how difficult it can be to quit. Stopping smoking can help your bone health as well as your overall health. If you smoke, talk to your doctor about the types of support you can get to give up. If you can do it, your whole health will start to improve. You should find it easier to exercise the longer you have given up smoking because your circulation and lung health will improve, thus helping you to do more for longer. Those around you will benefit, too.

HINT
Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units per week on a regular basis

All things in moderation- and that includes alcohol

Drinking alcohol can impact balance and increase the risk of falls and fractures. So it's best to stick within the recommended limits.

You should also aim to have some alcohol-free days every week, too.

Use the link below for more information on alcohol, and tips on cutting down.

Facts about alcohol

A 175ml glass of wine is 1.9 (11% ABV wine) to 2.3 (14% ABV) units. ABV = the strength of alcohol.