Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis Risk Factors

Who is affected by osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is common in Australia. Women and men can be affected, with up to 25% of cases in men. People 50 years and over are mostly at risk; however, osteoporosis can occur in younger people,…

Calcium & Bone Health

Why is calcium important? Calcium is essential for building and maintaining healthy bones throughout life. Calcium combines with other minerals to form hard crystals giving bones strength and structure. Almost 99% of the body’s calcium is found in the bones. A…

Vitamin D & Bone Health

Vitamin D is needed to absorb calcium from the intestine to support healthy bones. Vitamin D also plays a role in supporting the growth and maintenance of the skeleton and regulating calcium levels in the blood. Sunshine and Vitamin D For…

About Bones

Bone facts Bone health is an important part of general health. Bones are flexible yet strong for movement and protect vital organs. Bones grow in childhood, have a growth spurt in adolescence and are constantly rebuilt during adulthood in a process…

Exercise & Bone Health

Exercise plays an important role in maintaining bone health. Research has demonstrated that when it comes to our bones, not all exercise is equal. Bones benefit when a certain amount of impact or strain is placed on them, making specific…

About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common disease in Australia, with 1.2 million people estimated to have osteoporosis and a further 6.3 million with low bone density. This section explains osteoporosis and reviews common risk factors and diagnosis. Our information guide and specific…