WIN a break! With Know Your Bones

At Know Your Bones we want you to enjoy your breaks – those much anticipated, once in a lifetime long haul escapes, the discovery adventures across our continent and the short weekend breaks to a favourite destination to recharge and relax. We want you to enjoy each and every holiday break and avoid the bone […]

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Men and Osteoporosis

Although women are more at risk of developing osteoporosis, 30% of all fractures in people over the age of 50 actually occur in men. Around 250,000 men in Australia have osteoporosis and this number is increasing. Like women, there are a number of preventative measures men can take to decrease their risk of developing osteoporosis. […]

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Osteoporosis Risk Factor Awareness: Loss of Height

Have you noticed that either you or someone you know seems to be getting shorter? It’s just not just your eyesight! Although loss of height commonly occurs with ageing, a significant loss of height may also be an indicator of osteoporosis. While it may not be obvious at first, any loss greater than 3cm should […]

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Exercises for Healthy Bones and Prevention of Osteoporosis

Regular physical activity and exercise plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones and improving bone density. The prevention of osteoporotic fracture with exercise requires a two-pronged approach – maximisation of bone strength and the minimisation of falls. Exercise must be regular and ongoing to have a good benefit as our bones become stronger when […]

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Meet Jessica: Osteoporosis Patient

Married mother-of-three and music enthusiast, Jessica, 32, Toowoomba, scaled a ditch on her way to a music festival in January, 2013. This somewhat mundane jump, which caused a sharp pain upon landing, created serious bone health repercussions for Jessica. In extreme pain, Jessica was rushed to the emergency department of the Gold Coast Hospital, and […]

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