Healthy Bones for Life! Talk Outline

About the Skeleton

  • Bone development over the ages
  • Bone structure and bone remodeling
  • Primary and secondary osteoporosis
  • Medicine and medications that cause bone loss

Preventing bone loss and fractures: Calcium and vitamin D

  • RDAs 
  • Foods and supplements – knowing how to calculate intake
  • Best way to get vitamin D

Preventing bone loss and fractures: Exercise and physical activity

  • How exercise benefits bone health
  • What exercises are best for the skeleton
  • Precautions to take in exercise programs and daily activities
  • Posture, strength and balance basics
  • How to prevent falls and fractures

Fracture risk and bone density

  • T-scores
  • Fracture risk
  • Deciding on treatments