Did you know that the lifetime risk of sustaining a hip fracture (1 in 6) is greater than the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer (1 in 9)? I was surprised by that statistic. Women in their 50’s have a 40% chance of a vertebral, wrist or hip fracture. Surprised by that, too? Osteoporosis Canada has lots of statistics on their web site, along with lots of advice. For those of us past our 30’s, we’ve already begun to lose bone however there are lots of ways to assure that your bones stay strong and it’s never too late to start.