RANDOLPH, NJ- According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Osteoporosis is responsible for 2 million broken bones in the U.S. annually and 75,000 deaths.  The suggestion to change this statistic is to increase activity, follow a bone health diet and learn the facts about osteoporosis prevention.   Randolph Township Health Department offers Project Healthy Bones classes to help people combat osteoporosis or osteopenia. 

The classes meet weekly and are led by NORWESCAP trained PROJECT HEALTHY BONES peer leaders.  The class meets for 24 weeks for about 1 – 1 ½ hours.  The participants increase their bone health through strength training, flexibility and balance exercises.  A new session will begin in October 2018.  For more information, contact Kristine Wilsusen, 973-537-7125.

In addition, NOF has published a new Safe Movement booklet in English and Spanish. And, by watching NOF’s new risk assessment video, osteoporosis patients and their healthcare providers can learn about weighing the risk of fracture versus the risk of osteoporosis treatment rare side effects. Both tools will be available from the NOF website for viewing and sharing.

Visit NOF.org for these free, downloadable resources you can pass along and share to help everyone Break Free from Osteoporosis.