The World Osteoporosis Day 2017 message is Love your Bones, Protect your Future. Time to check out your bones with the Know Your Bones online self-assessment! It only takes a few minutes.
We all want to stay active and independent as we age and that means having good bone health. Osteoporosis is common, affecting over 1 million Australian men and women. This year we expect over 160,000 broken bones due to poor bone health.
Osteoporosis Australia cares about growing bones in kids, healthy bones in adults and preventing broken bones as we get older.
Know Your Bones was introduced by Osteoporosis Australia and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The website has received over 100,000 visits since it launched mid-last year. This bone health self-assessment tool is an Australian-first and is designed to help people understand their bone fracture risk. It provides you with a simple report showing results and risks which can be taken to your doctor.
Many broken bones could be prevented with better awareness and early diagnosis. So be pro-active, jump online and take a few minutes out of your day to Know Your Bones!
In the spirit of World Osteoporosis Day: Love your bones. Protect your future, and visit the Know Your Bones self-assessment today at www.knowyourbones.org.au