National Osteoporosis Foundation

National Osteoporosis Foundation NOF is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.

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"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight." ~Jim Rohn #MondayMortivatio...
09/20/2021

"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight." ~Jim Rohn #MondayMortivation #Inspiration #SettingGoals

"You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight." ~Jim Rohn #MondayMortivation #Inspiration #SettingGoals

A new four-week exercise class will begin this Wednesday, September 22, at 4pm ET. This weekly series was developed for ...
09/18/2021
New Free Four-Week Zoom Exercise Program for Osteoporosis — Bone Talk

A new four-week exercise class will begin this Wednesday, September 22, at 4pm ET. This weekly series was developed for those who are looking to learn how to strength train and stretch safely with osteoporosis. Learn more and register: https://www.bonetalk.org/articles/new-free-four-week-zoom-exercise-program-for-osteoporosis

This new four-week exercise class will begin on Wednesday, September 22, at 4pm Eastern Time. It was developed for those who are looking to learn how to strength train and stretch safely with osteoporosis. Studies have shown that resistance, weight-bearing, and impact exercises help to build bone

ICYMI 🎙️In this episode of #BoneTalk, we talked to Shona Hendricks, a sports scientist, about the importance of strength...
09/16/2021
How to Keep Muscles Strong as You Get Older — Bone Talk

ICYMI 🎙️In this episode of #BoneTalk, we talked to Shona Hendricks, a sports scientist, about the importance of strength training and how to keep your muscles strong as you age! A few key take-aways:
💪 It's never too late to make healthy choices. Start where you are, today!
💪 Control your controllables.
💪 Resistance training is something anyone can do and it's one of the few things we have control over as we age.

Tune in here: 🎧 https://www.bonetalk.org/podcast-episodes/how-to-keep-muscles-strong-as-you-get-older

In this episode of Bone Talk, host Barbara Hannah Grufferman is joined by Shona Hendricks, a sports scientist and head of athlete success at CoachParry.com . Shona also leads live online strength training classes and is the creator of the Running Through Menopause training framework. Unfortunately,

***Register Now*** A new four-week exercise class will begin next week on Wednesday, September 22, at 4pm Eastern Time. ...
09/15/2021
New Free Four-Week Zoom Exercise Program for Osteoporosis — Bone Talk

***Register Now*** A new four-week exercise class will begin next week on Wednesday, September 22, at 4pm Eastern Time. It was developed for those who are looking to learn how to strength train and stretch safely with osteoporosis. https://www.bonetalk.org/articles/new-free-four-week-zoom-exercise-program-for-osteoporosis

This new four-week exercise class will begin on Wednesday, September 22, at 4pm Eastern Time. It was developed for those who are looking to learn how to strength train and stretch safely with osteoporosis. Studies have shown that resistance, weight-bearing, and impact exercises help to build bone

Today is the start of #HispanicHeritageMonth! Join us as we celebrate the culture and contributions from the Hispanic an...
09/15/2021

Today is the start of #HispanicHeritageMonth! Join us as we celebrate the culture and contributions from the Hispanic and Latino communities!

Today is the start of #HispanicHeritageMonth! Join us as we celebrate the culture and contributions from the Hispanic and Latino communities!

On September 23 at 12:30pm ET, join the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program/Helen Hayes Hospita...
09/15/2021

On September 23 at 12:30pm ET, join the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program/Helen Hayes Hospital for their annual fall prevention webinar. Learn more and register by visiting: https://bit.ly/3BQOnC0

Did you know it's estimated that one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year? Implementing falls prevention strategie...
09/14/2021
Get the Facts on Falls Prevention

Did you know it's estimated that one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year? Implementing falls prevention strategies are essential to help keep you (and/or loved ones!) safe. https://www.ncoa.org/article/get-the-facts-on-falls-prevention

Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Learn more about falls prevention and how you can help families and caregivers support aging adults through prevention.

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible." ~Tony Robbins #MondayMotivation #Inspiratio...
09/13/2021

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible." ~Tony Robbins #MondayMotivation #Inspiration #BeBoneStrong

"Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible." ~Tony Robbins #MondayMotivation #Inspiration #BeBoneStrong

The Osteoporosis Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the National Osteoporosis Founda...
09/12/2021
NeedyMeds

The Osteoporosis Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. It is intended to provide educational information and healthcare savings resources for those living with this diagnosis. To learn more, visit: https://www.needymeds.org/drp.taf?filename=osteoporosis.htm

NeedyMeds has free information on medication and healthcare costs savings programs including prescription assistance programs and medical and dental clinics.

Tai Chi can offer many health benefits. This article describes what it is and how it works. Remember, if you're starting...
09/11/2021
The Health Benefits of Tai Chi and How to Get Started

Tai Chi can offer many health benefits. This article describes what it is and how it works. Remember, if you're starting something new, always talk to your healthcare provider first! https://www.ncoa.org/article/the-health-benefits-of-tai-chi-and-how-to-get-started

Proven to improve health, tai chi is an art and exercise from ancient China. Learn how you can build stronger muscles to protect your joints, strengthen your balance, and improve your ability to do more activities every day.

"Our brains are responsible for much more than just memories. They are the control centers of our bodies, simultaneously...
09/10/2021
Brain health in your 30s and 40s: Reaching your cognitive peak, beginning to decline

"Our brains are responsible for much more than just memories. They are the control centers of our bodies, simultaneously coordinating every thought, feeling, behavior, movement and sensation." https://www.healthywomen.org/your-health/keep-brain-healthy-every-age/brain-health-in-your-30s-and-40s-reaching-your-cognitive-peak-beginning-to-decline

Your brain may be at its most powerful during your 30s. Many people will reach their cognitive peak around age 35, according to a study that evaluated the performance of professional chess players over the past 125 years. While you might be sharpest at 35, this is also around the age when the brain....

Some common causes of falls include both outdoor and indoor hazards. Certain lifestyle behaviors can also increase your ...
09/10/2021
Preventing Fractures and Falls - National Osteoporosis Foundation

Some common causes of falls include both outdoor and indoor hazards. Certain lifestyle behaviors can also increase your chances of falling. Check out this easily implemented advice about outdoor activity and a room-by-room inventory of easily preventable pitfalls. https://www.nof.org/patients/fracturesfall-prevention

It’s never too early or too late to take steps to protect your bones from osteoporosis fracture risk. Preventing Spinal Fractures Broken bones of the spine are common in people with osteoporosis and often go unnoticed until more serious problems occur. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms...

In this episode of BoneTalk, NOF Trustee Barbara Hannah Grufferman is joined by Shona Hendricks, a sports scientist and ...
09/08/2021

In this episode of BoneTalk, NOF Trustee Barbara Hannah Grufferman is joined by Shona Hendricks, a sports scientist and head of athlete success at CoachParry.com. They discuss the importance of strength training and how to keep your muscles strong as you age! #BeBoneStrong

In this episode of BoneTalk, NOF Trustee Barbara Hannah Grufferman is joined by Shona Hendricks, a sports scientist and head of athlete success at CoachParry.com. They discuss the importance of strength training and how to keep your muscles strong as you age! #BeBoneStrong

The treatment for thoracic kyphosis recommended by your health care provider may include physical activity, a back brace...
09/08/2021
Dealing With A Hump In the Back of Your Neck? It's Called Thoracic Kyphosis—Here's How to Fix It

The treatment for thoracic kyphosis recommended by your health care provider may include physical activity, a back brace, medication and/or surgery. This article provides an overview of this back/neck problem and various treatment options. https://parade.com/1256156/emilyshiffer/thoracic-kyphosis/

If you’ve started to notice the development of a hump at the base or back of your neck, you may be focused on how strange it looks and think it’s a result of bad posture. Sometimes called a “dowager’s hump “or “hunchback,” this hump in the back of your neck is known medically as Thorac...

Fractures and musculoskeletal problems are frequently encountered in the primary care setting, and most can be managed b...
09/08/2021

Fractures and musculoskeletal problems are frequently encountered in the primary care setting, and most can be managed by primary care clinicians. Learn about common fractures as well as diagnostic imaging and management strategies during PrimaryCareNOW: A @PriMedCME Virtual Conference this Thursday–Saturday. You will also learn how to recognize and manage common problems through actual patient cases. Register for the free CME/CE session here: bit.ly/38OIPLK

Fractures and musculoskeletal problems are frequently encountered in the primary care setting, and most can be managed by primary care clinicians. Learn about common fractures as well as diagnostic imaging and management strategies during PrimaryCareNOW: A @PriMedCME Virtual Conference this Thursday–Saturday. You will also learn how to recognize and manage common problems through actual patient cases. Register for the free CME/CE session here: bit.ly/38OIPLK

There are many benefits of exercise and regular physical activity including muscle strength, flexibility and balance. Re...
09/08/2021

There are many benefits of exercise and regular physical activity including muscle strength, flexibility and balance. Read about how and why it is important for treating and preventing #osteoporosis: https://bit.ly/3l1ZfpG

There are many benefits of exercise and regular physical activity including muscle strength, flexibility and balance. Read about how and why it is important for treating and preventing #osteoporosis: https://bit.ly/3l1ZfpG

On September 23 at 12:30pm ET, join the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program/Helen Hayes Hospita...
09/07/2021

On September 23 at 12:30pm ET, join the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program/Helen Hayes Hospital for their annual fall prevention webinar. Learn more and register by visiting: https://bit.ly/3BQOnC0

On September 23 at 12:30pm ET, join the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program/Helen Hayes Hospital for their annual fall prevention webinar. Learn more and register by visiting: https://bit.ly/3BQOnC0

Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you." ~Walt Whitman
09/06/2021

Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you." ~Walt Whitman

Keep your face always toward the sunshine—and shadows will fall behind you." ~Walt Whitman

Osteoporosis prevention should begin in childhood, but it shouldn't stop there. Whatever your age, the habits you adopt ...
09/04/2021
Osteoporosis is a Silent Disease

Osteoporosis prevention should begin in childhood, but it shouldn't stop there. Whatever your age, the habits you adopt now can affect your bone health for the rest of your life. Now is the time to take action! https://vimeo.com/147617825

This is "Osteoporosis is a Silent Disease" by Claire Gill on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

This informative article describes routine tests and preventive procedures that you need at every stage of your adult li...
09/04/2021
Your Lifetime Health Checkup Roadmap

This informative article describes routine tests and preventive procedures that you need at every stage of your adult life, including tests for bone density. Being diligent about your bone health, especially as you get older, can help you stay strong and prevent fractures. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/personal-health-checklist

Wondering what you should be wondering about in terms of your health? We'll guide you through what to ask your doctor and what you need to know, when.

ICYMI - In this inspiring story, Diane Walker tells us about her experience of being diagnosed with #osteoporosis while ...
09/03/2021
My Bone Health Journey — Bone Talk

ICYMI - In this inspiring story, Diane Walker tells us about her experience of being diagnosed with #osteoporosis while emphasizing the importance of focusing on our #bonehealth as early as possible. https://www.bonetalk.org/articles/my-bone-health-journey

I chose orange for the cast because Halloween was just around the corner. I was 51 years old and working in a school-aged childcare program. That fateful morning, we were playing a spirited game of kickball, and I had joined the losing team to help them in the outfield. An athletic 4th grader steppe

Check to see if you're at risk of falling with the National Council on Aging Falls Free CheckUp tool. Answer 12 simple q...
09/02/2021
Find Out If You're At Risk For Falling

Check to see if you're at risk of falling with the National Council on Aging Falls Free CheckUp tool. Answer 12 simple questions to get a falls-risk score and learn the steps to take to reduce this avoidable hazard. https://www.ncoa.org/article/falls-free-checkup

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year. Answer 12 questions to assess your risk of falling and get a personalized report to share with your health care provider. #fallspreventiontips

"People in the Positive Aging room have the right attitude about growing old — they maintain a positive mindset and a he...
09/01/2021
The Power Of Positive Aging And How To Live That Way

"People in the Positive Aging room have the right attitude about growing old — they maintain a positive mindset and a healthy lifestyle and are engaged fully in life." https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2020/06/11/the-power-of-positive-aging-and-how-to-live-that-way/?sh=7149678c5f12

As he left the room, the nurse looked at me and said: ‘David, if you beat this cancer, it was only an inconvenience in your life.’ And that really rang a bell for me.”

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About the National Osteoporosis Foundation

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is the leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research. Established in 1984, NOF is the nation’s only health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.

Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for an estimated 54 million Americans. Studies show that one in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime. NOF works to improve patient care and support for those who have broken bones due to osteoporosis and to educate the public to prevent osteoporosis and broken bones and promote strong bones for life.

In order to accomplish its mission, NOF accepts support from a wide breadth of diversified sources, including individuals, foundations, government sources and corporations.

While some of these funds may be restricted to specific projects, NOF maintains its independence and objectivity in accordance with the National Health Council’s guiding principles. NOF does not endorse any particular product, service or point of view, but does inform the public about all FDA-approved therapies, as well as the availability of other appropriate products and services as part of its educational responsibility to the public and healthcare professionals.

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as this pandemic rages on gyms are shut tight so its a great idea to use the resistance gear made for women with osteoporosis at http://www.nykweightvest.com no boring reps no gym just put on cute leggings or vest and go for a walk out in the fresh air thats it and the clothing line is very sleek too no bulky look
got a nice vest with weights for osteoporosis . it lets me get strong bone as I walk no gym necessary especially now as its dangerous to go there and most are closed . also got nice weighted leggings that I LOVE see them at http://www.nykweightvest.com
Is it enough to take calcium suplemments , for a proven case of osteoporosis, or a drug like alendronic acid is more efficient? How to choose?
Hi! Any males suffering from osteoporosis?
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