PRN: Three Steps to Unbreakable Bones on World Osteoporosis Day
Three Steps to Unbreakable Bones on World Osteoporosis Day [13-October-2011] NYON, Switzerland, October 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For this year's World Osteoporosis Day (October 20), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is releasing a 24-page report promoting a three-step strategy for healthy bones and strong muscles.
Three Steps to Unbreakable Bones on World Osteoporosis Day
NYON, Switzerland, October 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
For this year's World Osteoporosis Day (October 20), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is releasing a 24-page report promoting a three-step strategy for healthy bones and strong muscles.
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Professor Heike Bischoff-Ferrari, director Centre on Aging and Mobility at the University of Zurich/Waid City Hospital and author of the report, stated, "Put simply, no matter how old you are you can optimize your bone health by following three essential steps."
"First, you must ensure sufficient vitamin D intake. Secondly, your diet should include adequate amounts of calcium and protein. Finally, you should make sure that you're doing daily weight-bearing and muscle strengthening exercise."
She emphasized that to be effective, all three components are required in combination. "The benefits of healthy nutrition and adequate vitamin D enhance the benefits of exercise, and visa versa," says Prof Bischoff-Ferrari.
The report raises the critical issue of falls and fall-related fractures in seniors. In addition, the report also notes:
Professor Cyrus Cooper, chair of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors, says, "Bone health is important at all stages of life. I urge everyone to follow the recommendations provided by this report. Adequate calcium and protein, vitamin D and daily exercise are the three key ingredients that help to maximize bone development and growth during childhood and adolescence."
"In adults they help maintain and improve bone mass and muscle strength. For seniors, exercise programmes should specifically include muscle-strengthening and balance training. Together with adequate protein intake and vitamin D supplementation, this has been shown to be of great benefit in reducing falls and resulting fractures."
More information about World Osteoporosis Day and to download the report 'Three Steps to Unbreakable Bones: Vitamin D, Calcium and Exercise' visit http://www.worldosteoporosisday.org
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a non-profit, nongovernmental umbrella organization dedicated to the worldwide fight against osteoporosis, the disease known asÂ "the silent epidemic". IOF's membersÂ -Â committees of scientific researchers, patient, medical and research societies and industry representatives from around the worldÂ -Â share a common vision of a world without osteoporotic fractures. IOF now represents 199 societies in 93 locations.http://www.iofbonehealth.org
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