admin - December 21, 2011
Although we may be reminded of it in May, due to National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, we tend forget during the rest of the year just how important bone health is.
For those of us who live in areas of snow and ice, it is especially important to keep up with good bone health as we head toward winter because there is an increased risk of fractures and breaks from falls that occur as a result of the snowy and icy weather.
Remember to stay safe this winter and also get your regular bone density screening from a trusted health source, like Life Line Screening.
For more information on what you can do daily to avoid osteoporosis, watch the HealthDay video below. This and other health videos can also be found on Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel. If you do not have video capability, I’ve provided the script below the video box.
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Here is the script of this video for your convenience:
Your bones carry you around all year long. So this month, be sure to double check that you’re keeping them healthy enough to do their job.
May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. As part of the event, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is reaching out to make sure that everyone who’s at risk takes this disease seriously. And you, very well, could be one of those people.
While this bone-thinning condition most often affects older women, men get it too. People of all ethnic backgrounds and races can develop osteoporosis. So can young people.
However, some people have an added risk of osteoporosis due to factors they can change. If you smoke, drink too much alcohol, don’t exercise enough, or eat a diet that’s too low in calcium or vitamin D, your chances may be higher.
As a result, now is great time to start living a lifestyle that supports healthy bones. A good place to start is to avoid smoking and drink alcohol in moderation, if you drink. Make sure you are getting enough calcium and vitamin D each day and get plenty of weight-bearing exercise, such as walking.
I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading: Health news that matters – to you.