Included below is a list of events happening across the country that may be of interest to osteoporosis patients, their family, caregivers, healthcare providers and/or the general public.

Included below is a list of events happening across the country that may be of interest to osteoporosis patients, their family, caregivers, healthcare providers and/or the general public.

Upcoming Events

Free Zoom Exercise Classes for Osteoporosis

Join us every Monday at 1:00PM ET for a safe strength training and stretching class.

This exercise program has been developed for those who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia. Of course, it is important to secure approval from your healthcare provider before beginning any new exercise routine. Studies have shown that resistance, weight-bearing and impact exercises help to build bone density. It is crucial to learn how to exercise properly because the wrong exercises or improper form can lead to fractures and injury. This class will show you the exercises that should be performed, the exercises that should be modified and the exercises that should be avoided. Each exercise will be demonstrated in several positions so that the class is appropriate for various fitness levels and other health issues.

–Exercise Program Goals
–Strengthen Bones and Increase Muscle
–Decrease Body Fat
–Decrease Anxiety, Depression and Stress
–Improve Balance and Posture
–Decrease Risk of Falls and Injury

If you would like to participate, send an email to caroljmichaels@gmail.com and you will receive a Zoom invite the evening before the class. Class size is limited which enables me to see everyone and make modifications and corrections when needed. For more information about Carol, visit www.CarolMichaelsFitness.com.

Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions about Osteoporosis and Nutrition

Many people are confused by all of the recommendations and guidelines about nutrition and bone health. For example, are calcium and vitamin D safe? What foods or supplements disrupt calcium absorption? At NOF, we hear from patients and healthcare professionals about what the latest evidence shows and what it means so we have provided a one hour webinar to answer those questions. Watch the recording today!

The Impact of Osteoporosis and Fractures on the African American Community

NOF and the National Caucus and Center on Black Aging hosted a webinar for patients and caregivers to discuss the risk of bone loss and osteoporosis in the Black and African American community. Our panel of experts shared information about the basics of bone health and fractures, the impact of osteoporotic fractures in the Black and African American community and practical steps people can take to protect their bone health as part of healthy aging. Download the presentation today!

Exercise and Nutrition for Good Bone Health

To commemorate World Osteoporosis Day 2020, the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program, in collaboration with NOF, teamed up to conduct a webinar for patients and caregivers. The webinar focused on important exercise and nutrition information for good bone health. It is a must-see for everyone interested in learning more about this debilitating disease, which is preventable and treatable. Watch the recording today!

National Osteoporosis Month Webinar: The Economic Impact of Osteoporotic Fractures

Fall 2019, NOF released a report from the actuarial firm, Milliman, on the economic burden of osteoporosis fractures based on Medicare data. During May’s National Osteoporosis Month, NOF’s Interim CEO, Claire Gill, and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Andrea Singer, will share highlights from the report and discuss the policy agenda NOF has created based on the report findings. To view the slides, click here. To view the full recording, click here.

Important Nutrients for Bone Health Webinar

This 1-hour webinar is about the importance of nutrition to building and maintaining strong bones. This webinar is designed to provide a broad overview of nutrition as it relates to bone health.  The intent is to ground the participant in the basic biology and physiology of bone cells and the key role nutrition plays in building and maintaining strong bones throughout the lifespan. Watch the recording here!

When to Get a Bone Density Test (DXA) and How to Interpret the Results

This 1-hour webinar will provide participants with an understanding of when they should ask their doctor for a bone density test and how to interpret their test results to determine what next steps are needed. It will also provide personal advice from two patients on how to stay active and healthy after being diagnosed with osteoporosis or low bone mass and aims to help new online community members understand how to best navigate the community to find helpful advice and support from their peers. Watch the recording today!

Osteoporosis and Bone Health Town Hall Webinar

Ten million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from osteoporosis and millions more are at increased risk of having a debilitating or even deadly fracture. Two million broken bones are caused each year by osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) offered a widely attended webinar to Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, industry and more on Monday, July 24 at 12:00 pm ET, on what you need to know about Osteoporosis and Bone Health – Its Impact on Your Constituents, the Healthcare System and the Economy. Watch the recording here!

Safe Movement Techniques to Prevent Spine Fractures Webinar

This 1-hour webinar will explain how certain movements may harm the spine in a person with osteoporosis or low bone density in the spine. Spinal anatomy will be reviewed and spine-saving movement principles will be shared. A SpineFacts wellness message will be provided at the end. Watch the recording today!

Update on the Treatment of Osteoporosis and Spine Fractures Webinar

This 1-hour webinar will provide updated information on the osteoporosis treatment plan, including efficacy of pharmacologic therapies, diet, and exercise and lifestyle changes to improve bone health in individuals with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture. Also included will be information on the surgical and non-surgical management of acute spinal fractures. Watch the recording today!

Osteoporosis and Town Hall Webinar 

This 1-hour town hall webinar, held in December 2018, was for Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, industry and more on what you need to know about Osteoporosis and Bone Health – Its Impact on Your Constituents, the Healthcare System and the Economy. Speakers included NOF’s Chief Medical Officer and Osteoporosis expert, Dr. Andrea Singer, and NOF National Bone Health Policy Institute advisor, Peter Reinecke. Watch the recording here! Thank you to our sponsors, Amgen and PhRMA for supporting our educational webinar.

How To Exercise Safely With Bone Loss

This 1-hour webinar includes NOF online community volunteer moderator, Susie Hathaway speaking about exercising safely with bone loss. Susie will review the basics of safe movement, describe why exercise is important for those with bone loss and offer exercise examples you can use to start a safe exercise routine. Watch the recording today!

What You Need to Know about Spine Fractures if You Have Osteoporosis Webinar

This 1-hour webinar will explain why people with osteoporosis are at risk for spine fractures. The anatomy of the spine will be reviewed, kyphosis will be discussed, the importance of height measurements and signs and symptoms to report to medical professionals will be discussed. A SpineFacts wellness message will be provided at the end. Watch the recording today!

 

 

 

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