National Osteoporosis Month is celebrated in May, and sponsored by the National Osteoporosis Foundation. The intention of osteoporosis awareness is to promote good bone health through the prevention, detection and treatment of osteoporosis.
National Osteoporosis Month encourages people to understand the risk factors associated with osteoporosis. Preventative measures which promote healthy bones include sufficient calcium intake, achieving adequate levels of vitamin D, and performing bone healthy exercises.
National Osteoporosis Month recognizes that osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone density. People with low bone density stand a greater chance of fracturing their bones. The elderly and frail are at greater risk from falls which can lead to bone fracture.
National Osteoporosis Month Sponsor:
National Osteoporosis Foundation
To learn more, visit http://www.nof.org/nationalosteoporosismonth
The awareness color for Osteoporosis is White.