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Osteoporosis Awareness & Your Health


 

  Are you aware that 1 in 4 Canadian women over 50, have Osteoporosis? Yet, just because you are well under the age of 50 and not close to menopause – you may still be at risk. My mother took a bad fall in her 50’s, and while she was never diagnosed with Osteoporosis, I do believe that she had it {she passed shortly after}.

For my own health, and to educate my children on this disease, I am thankful for a very resourceful Canadian website called On The Go Women. This website, from Novaris, strives to raise Osteoporosis awareness and stresses the importance of managing the condition with treatment and a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise. Why should you be concerned? More than just ‘weak bones’ – In up to 30% of cases, hip fractures related to osteoporosis result in death.

This risk is equivalent to a woman dying from breast cancer and four times higher than her risk of dying from endometrial cancer. And that is Why awareness is key, as it can be prevented! You will find on the On The Go Women website, a wonderful Osteoporosis Risk Tool that anyone can use, whether you know you are high-risk or not. It’s a website that encourages awareness and health, so I urge you to share On The Go Women with your friends and family.

The On The Go Women website has essential tips such as which foods provide the recommended Calcium and Vitamin D, which are known to maintain and enhance bone strength. As well, there are tips in completing daily weight bearing exercise, which helps maintain and increase bone density in post-menopausal women.

Exercise is essential in helping prevent and recover from fractures {I just heard a doctor stressing this fact to his patient a couple of days ago!}. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Osteoporosis, On The Go Women also has treatment options and guidance to ensure that life is still led, and fractures which led to further complications, are prevented.

 

Disclosure: I was provided with compensation for this post, opinions are my own.

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