Hello, and welcome to OsteoFit! I am Dr. Kathy Doubleday and I’ll be your instructor for this essential course on osteoporosis. We will cover both the challenges, and solutions, related to maintaining bone strength for a lifetime.
Osteoporosis is considered a serious health risk. Currently, more than half of all people in the United States over 50 years old have below normal bone mass and this number is only expected to grow over the next few years as our population ages and we are more sedentary.
Our goal today is to teach you what you can do to slow down or reverse the effects of bone loss. We will also teach you the “language of osteoporosis”, carefully explaining the condition and that will allow you to talk with your doctor and health care team in a more informed way. We will include real actions like exercise and lifestyle changes that will put you back in control and confident that you are taking steps to improve your bone health.