Katrina Rance  |  Published: Aug 29th 2013

Osteoporosis occurs when the struts that make up the mesh like structure within bones become thin as the work of the bone demolition cells starts to slowly overtake the work of the bone construction cells, causing bones to become fragile and break easily.  These are   referred to as 'fragility fractures'  following a minor bump or fall. The  wrists, hips and spine are most commonly affected.  Spinal fractures  can also cause loss of height and curvature of the spine.

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In the UK 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men over 50 will break a bone, mainly because of poor bone health.  Osteoporosis is very common.  It is estimated that 3 million people in the UK have the disease and there are roughly 300,000 fragility fractures a year*.

Bone loss occurs naturally as we get older but broken bones because of Osteoporosis is not inevitable and there is much that can be done to prevent this.  You can reduce your risk by eating a calcium rich balanced diet and take plenty of exercise.   We also need Summer sunlight to generate Vitimin D that our bones need.

Exercise is important for everyone at all stages of their lives but is especially important for people with Osteoporosis and at risk of fracture.  Finding the right kind of exercise for you will help you to gain confidence and help to reduce your risk.

Buff Bones(R)  Pilates for Osteoporosis is a new class aimed specifically for the adult with diagnosed Osteoporosis.  It is a structured programme based on scientific findings of bone Health, providing safe bone strengthening and balance improving exercises within the framework of a Pilates mat setting.  It is adaptable to all fitness levels.

I am a Qualified Level 3 Pilates Instructor and a licenced Instructor to teach Buff Bones (R) Pilates for Osteopenia/Osteoporosis with accredited CPD training through REP'S, PMA & ACE.  For more information contact KATRINA RANCE - 07773454287, EMAIL: katrinarance@live.co.uk.

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