SPOTSWOOD, NJ - In recognition of Women's Health Month, ShopRite stores throughout New Jersey will be hosting osteoporosis education booths and posture screenings in May in conjunction with the Kessler Rehabilitation Center. The event is free and open to the public and appointments for screenings are not required.
"ShopRite is pleased to be able to offer this important screening service to our customers," Natalie Menza, the manager of the Health and Wellness Department from ShopRite, explained in a recent press release. "We are proud to align ourselves with Kessler, as we share a common goal to educate our communities about health and wellness issues."
The Spotswood ShopRite on Old Stage and Summerhill Roads will be offering the osteoporosis education booth and posture screenings on Thursday, May 19 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. All screenings will be conducted by licensed professionals.
Osteroporosis is a disease of the bones, which affects both men and women. More than three million cases are diagnoised each year according to the Mayo Clinic. Many people do not exhibit any outward symptoms of the disease until they have a fracture.
The disease is characterized by a loss of bone density that often results from a lifetime of low calcium intake. People who suffer from eating disorders such as anorexia are at a higher risk for developing the disease.
After a medical diagnosis is made, treatment options generally include medications, dietary changes as well as weight-bearing exercises that are aimed at preventing further bone loss and strengthening already weak bones.