The bones quiz

Answer these questions to determine if your bone density is at risk.

  • Have you suffered from bulimia or anorexia?
  • Do you drink more than 2 to 3 cups of tea or coffee daily?
  • Do you use sunblock with more than SPF 20?
  • Do you have a small, thin frame and weigh less than 60kg?
  • Do you always feel stressed or have a high-stress job?
  • Do you regularly drink more than 2 to 3 units of alcohol?
  • Have you ever over-exercised until your period stopped?
  • Have your period ever been irregular?
  • Do you eat meat, chicken or fish daily?
If you have answered yes to more than 2 of the above questions, you are at risk of osteoporosis. Many think that osteoporosis attacks the old but in fact, it can strike at any time. There are steps that you can start from today to help slow down the thinning of your bones.

What you can do :

  1. Try weight-bearing exercise
  2. Cut back on consumption of animal protein
  3. Get some sunshine
  4. Do not get too thin.
  5. Control your alcohol intake
  6. Cut down on caffeine intake
  7. Manage your stress level