Osteoporosis Risks, Presented by Yuridia Morales
On June 3rd we learned all about bone health and the risks of poor bone health, leading to osteoporosis. Yuridia Morales presented a well organized, informative discussion developed by “Osteoporosis Canada.”
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which can lead to increased risk of fracture.
Yuridia covered so much material regarding osteoporosis that it’s difficult to capture in a brief summary. Luckily she provided us to links to the “Osteoporosis Canada” website so we can review the material again at our leisure. The primary website is “Osteoporosis Canada,” located at: https://osteoporosis.ca/about-the-disease/
Headings under this broad topic include risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, living with osteoporosis, fast facts, and FAQ’s I found one of the most interesting links to be “fast facts,” located at: https://osteoporosis.ca/fast-facts/
Another section, titled “bone health” reiterates the advice Yuridia provided about nutrition and exercise. The nutrition section includes a calcium calculator and recipes. Some interesting and unusual recipes are located at https://osteoporosis.ca/recipes/
Certainly this was an interesting and relevant topic for our age group and provided valuable insights about bone health maintenance. We’re grateful for volunteers like Yuridia who give so freely of their time to educate us.
Yuridia’s boss at the Osteoporosis Society sent us some links that she thought would be helpful:
- Exercise: https://osteoporosis.ca/exercise/
- Nutrition: https://osteoporosis.ca/nutrition/
- Calcium: https://osteoporosis.ca/calcium/
- Know your risk quiz: https://osteoporosis.ca/risk/