Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become thin and weak, increasing your risk of breaks. A common misconception is that osteoporosis is an "old person's disease." But while most women don't see the effects until later in life, factors earlier in your life will directly contribute to your potential to develop this condition later. While some risk factors for osteoporosis can’t be changed, there are certain steps you can take to help reduce your risk. Read on to learn about them.