Our collaboration with Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation will raise much-needed funds, engage new audiences, provide opportunities to support Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation in the long term, and help alert others about risk factors and preventative measures. We take our philanthropic responsibility seriously.
Our sisters are trained peer educators conducting a number of outreach programs from screenings to workshops for local communities to advocate for living a healthy lifestyle, staying active, and eating more foods with calcium and vitamin D. By doing these preventative measures, individuals may reduce the chance of developing osteoporosis as they grow older - a common disease women, particularly Asian women, have higher risks of developing.
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone mass, makes too little bone, or both. Those with Osteoporosis have bones that become weak and brittle causing increased risk of fractures and death within first year of injury.
Good nutrition and regular exercise are essential for keeping your bones healthy throughout your life. Incorporate more: protein, calcium, Vitamin D into your diet. Regularly exercise, stretch, and perform strength training exercises with weight-bearing and balance exercises. Maintain a healthy body weight
Can include but not limited to: Loss of height, bone fractures, change in posture, shortness of breath, pain in the lower back, or weak and brittle fingernails. Osteoporosis symptoms can cause pain and discomfort. See a doctor immediately if you are experiencing severe pain.