Bone Health: Keeping Your Bones Strong

Bone HealthThis class is designed for those interested in preventing osteoporosis, those at risk of developing osteoporosis, and for those who have already developed osteoporosis.  Participants attending this group are introduced to several lifestyle measures that can optimize their bone health.

A Dietitian will provide education linking food choices to strong bones.  In addition, the Dietitian will assist each patient with a self-critique of their personalized food record to identify specific areas where changes could be beneficial. Participants will leave with knowledge and skills that help empower them to better manage this health condition in their day-to-day life choices.  Patients will also leave with an assortment of relevant handout material for future reference.

 

Discussions encourage dialogue among participants and typically reflect the following content:

  • Defining and understanding osteoporosis
  • Myths and Truths about osteoporosis
  • Risk factors for osteoporosis
  • Tips for making healthy life changes specific to osteoporosis
  • Why we need calcium for our bones, and the best food sources to obtain dietary calcium
  • Calcium supplements that are available, and whether or not they should be used
  • Vitamin D's impact on bone health, how much you need, and how to obtain this
  • Why prescription medications are sometimes needed
  • How to tell if your prescription medication for osteoporosis is working
  • Physical activity, the links to strong bones and some cautions to consider

  The program is delivered by a Registered Dietitian.

 

To Register:  Contact your Maple doctor's office or call 613-531-5888 x 1107

 


03
Jun
2020

Bone Health 1:30pm - 3:30pm

06-03-2020
Maple Family Health Team
1036 Princess St. Unit D2, Kingston, Ontario

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