Bone Up on Bone Health

Featured Article, Healthy Living, Osteoporosis, Women's Health
on April 1, 2012

Which U.S. city’s area code is the same as the number of bones in the human body?
A. Denver (303)
B. Seattle (206)
C. Toledo (419)

The inside of your bones looks like
A. a sponge.
B. orange marmalade.
C. the mineral quartz.

Most people don’t discover they’re suffering from osteoporosis until they
A. start losing their hair.
B. fall and break a bone.
C. notice ridges in their fingernails.

Osteopenia is
A. unrelated to osteoporosis.
B. more severe than osteoporosis.
C. less severe than osteoporosis.

Before age 75, if you suffer a bone fracture, it’s most likely to be in your wrist. After age 75, you’re most likely to fracture your
A. hip.
B. ankle.
C. collarbone.

Your bone health is measured by your
A. EKG results.
B. LDH levels.
C. T-score.

After your first bone mineral density (BMD) scan, assuming you’re in good health, you should have one
A. annually.
B. every other year.
C. whenever your doctor recommends.

For a bone-friendly snack, grab a handful of dried
A. papaya.
B. plums.
C. tomatoes.

To improve your posture and help your spine, break this habit:
A. crossing your legs when you sit.
B. sleeping on your back.
C. using the headrest when you drive.

Exercise is good for you, but if you’re suffering from osteoporosis your doctor might tell you to avoid
A. abdominal crunches.
B. elliptical training.
C. weight lifting.