1. Looking after your bone health becomes even more important once you go through menopause as bone density can decline due to lower oestrogen levels, reduced activity, compromised gut health and even sleep disturbance.
  2. Nutrition and exercise play a big part in managing bone health.
  3. 1 in 3 women will suffer an osteoporotic bone fracture in their lifetime.
  4. Osteoporosis affects 200 million women worldwide - we need to consider our bone health!
  5. Resistance and strength work are essential for maintaining bone density.
  6. Vitamin D, calcium, vitamin K and Magnesium all support bone health.
  7. Keep a watch out for signs of bone changes such as back pain, sudden loss in height.
  8. Genetics play a large part in terms of risk factors.
  9. Osteopenia (pre osteoporosis) can be reversed.
  10. Consideration needs to be given to suitability of exercises if you do have osteoporosis therefore getting the correct advice is essential.
  11. HRT is not the only solution to maintaining good bone health but it does support bone health.