Exercise & Your Bones

One of the most important lifestyle factors for healthy bones and reducing your risk of fractures is exercise. Hip fractures are 38-45% lower in older adults who have been physically active in their daily life, compared to those who have been less active. Exercise increases bone density, which makes them stronger, reducing fracture risk. It […]

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Win a Break! competition is now closed.

Congratulations to the lucky winners of the WIN A BREAK! competition. All Know Your Bones self assessments registered with an email & completed between Friday 13th October & Tuesday 31st October were eligible to win a break at a Hoyts cinema! The winners will be contacted via email by the close of business Wednesday 1st […]

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Calcium supplements – how much is too much?

Your body requires only the recommended level of calcium – more than this is of no benefit. Recommended daily calcium intake for: Women under 50 – 1000mg/day Women over 50 – 1300mg/day Men under 70 – 1000mg/day Men over 70 – 1300mg/day It is very unlikely that you will get too much calcium from diet […]

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The cost of your DXA scan

A DXA scan measures the density of the bone in your hip and spine. It usually costs $60 – $130, depending on the service to which your doctor refers you. A Medicare rebate may apply if you: are already diagnosed with osteoporosis are changing your osteoporosis medication are over 70 years old have had early […]

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Osteoporosis Risk Factors

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An individual’s likelihood of developing osteoporosis depends on a number of risk factors, and can be affected by how many are present, and in what combinations. If you are over 50 and have risk factors for osteoporosis, you should discuss your bone health with your doctor. Some risk factors can be modified – e.g. by […]

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