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Exercise for the elderly is a vital to keep joints looseOsteoporosis and exercise

Osteoporosis sufferers can benefit from the range of techniques we use in our seated exercise DVD's.

Many of us are familiar with the term 'osteoporosis' but few of us have a detailed knowledge of the subject or are aware of how greatly this disease can potentially impact on our lives.

Key Facts About Osteoporosis

  • 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men in the UK will have osteoporosis over the age of 50
  • Every 3 minutes, someone has a fracture due to osteoporosis
  • An estimated 3 million people in the UK suffer from osteoporosis
  • Each year there are over 70,000 hip fractures (projected to be over 110,000 in 2016), 50,000 wrist fractures and 40,000 spinal fractures from osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis costs the NHS and government over £2.2 billion each year or £6 million each day
  • Many of these fractures can be prevented by treatment

Reference: National Osteoporosis Society

At Alive & Active we recognise that standing and walking is the 'ideal' for bone growth and restoration so we advocate that anyone able to do so confidently does so as often as possible. However, we also understand that this is not feasible amongst certain client groups.

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If you would like to know more about osteoporosis then visit www.nos.org.uk. Here you will find all you need to know as well as information about the 'Frax' test; an on-line assessment tool for estimating your risk of developing an osteoporotic fracture.

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