Author | Speaker | Advocate

Christine Thomas

Author   Speaker   Advocate

"I am passionate about stopping fractures and saving lives."

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Where author Christine Thomas blogs to build better bones

About the Author
Christine is a nationally recognized author and speaker in Canada. She uses her valuable communication skills as a passionate advocate for better bone health around the world. She is relentless at educating others on the prevention and management of this potentially debilitating disease. She is on the Osteoporosis Canada Board of Directors, has won numerous awards and is often seen in the Canadian media delivering her message with the kind of conviction learned only through hard experience.

Are you at risk for breaking a bone?

There are several risk factors that raise your chances for developing osteoporosis and breaking a bone –some can be changed and some cannot. And although some are uncontrollable, it helps to know what they are so you can take steps to bump up your bone mass!
Things you cannot change:

  • Being over age 50
  • Having a family history of osteoporosis
  • Being female
  • Menopause
  • Having a medical condition or being on a medication that impacts your bone health
  • Having a small, thin body (under 127 lbs)
  • Broken bones and height loss

    Things you can change
  • Not getting enough calcium and Vitamin D
  • Not getting enough physical activity and exercise
  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol
    We know the BMD test helps to estimate the density of your bones and your chance of breaking a bone. However, to get a clearer picture of our bone health we need to look at other risk factors too.
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Are You At Risk

Crack! in 2001 Christine Thomas bent over to pick up her newborn daugher in her crib and fractured her spine in several places.

Months later, she would be diagnosed with osteoporosis.