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By your early 20s, your bones are at their strongest. Once you hit your 30s, they gradually start to weaken and things go downhill from there. Women generally have it worse than men, more so once menopause sets in. The best way to slow down this natural deterioration is to start taking care of your bones early on, even when they seem to be doing just fine. In Balance You do not have pain in the back, neck, or hips either during movement or after a period of rest You do not have creaky bones You haven’t had a fracture in the last year despite a fall or trauma That said, it’s difficult to tell how your bones are really doing without getting a bone mineral density test done.
By the time you’re “thirty and flirty,” your bones are at their prime, you have peak bone mass and your joints feel healthy. Then life happens. Your career starts to really pick up, your family grows in size, you suddenly have toddlers to quieten or teenagers to counsel, and you have aged parents to take care of. In the midst of it all, your bones and joints start to succumb to the friction and pressure, they were, up until now, coping with beautifully.