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Phyllis is 65.
Phyllis is 65. Recently, she had a DXA-scan to check her bone density. The results showed she was at risk of a hip, wrist, or spine fracture because she has osteoporosis. Her doctor wants her to start doing weight-bearing activities to increase the density of her bones and balance exercises to help her avoid falls.
In addition, the doctor suggested she get her husband to do those activities with her to protect his bones. A program of 30 minutes of moderate-level activity on most days of the week might also help prevent heart disease in both of them.
Publication Date: July 2010
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