Hospital for Special Surgery’s Public & Patient Education Department is offering new monthly workshops focused on bone health this fall!
Keeping your bones healthy and preventing osteoporosis may not be at the top of your wellness list, but it should be. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become thin and weak. This can lead to and increase risk of fracture and low bone mass which are considered major public health threats for almost 44 million U.S. women and men aged 50 and older (National Osteoporosis Foundation). It’s important to focus on bone health no matter your age. It is common for young persons, even in their teens and twenties, to be diagnosed with osteopenia (low bone density) or osteoporosis. The habits you adopt now can affect the health of your bones for the rest of your life. It is never too early or too late for you to take the necessary steps towards building or maintaining stronger bones.
HSS’s Bone Health Monthly Forum is designed as a small group workshop to meet the needs of individuals interested in learning about how to keep their bones healthy and strong. Each month a clinical expert will facilitate a workshop about a different aspect of bone health. Topics will range from nutrition and exercise to finding credible health information on the web, along with tips for prevention of osteoporosis. Workshops are targeted toward men and women of all ages and are free of charge. Participating in these workshops is a great opportunity to connect with those who share your same concerns.
If you’re in the Tri-State area, join us at HSS for the Bone Health Monthly Forums. Registration is required.