- A wonderful resource to help you learn to live well with osteoporosis is the Canadian Osteoporosis Patient Network (COPN). Connect today. It’s free!
- Determine your risk for a fracture and predict your chance of breaking a bone in the future.
- Ask your doctor for a bone density test.
- Be sure to get adequate amounts of both Calcium and Vitamin D.
- See a qualified physiotherapist, trainer or life wellness coach to help you develop a safe and effective bone building exercise program that includes strength training and weight bearing exercises.
- Strengthen your spine and improve your posture. Keep your spine strong and safe. Avoid movements harmful to your spine.
- Do your homework. Review medications that help reduce fractures and talk to your doctor.
- Check out some other great websites dedicated to helping people build strong bones.
North American Menopause Society: http://www.menopause.org
The National Osteoporosis Foundation: http://www.nof.org
International Osteoporosis Foundation: http://www.iofbonehealth.org
- Take a look at this great video that explains the bone building process.
- Learn to relax through breathing and guided relaxation exercises.