Build-A-Bone Program at the U of U

My dear friend and neighbor, Glo (pictured here with her handsome and very sweet husband Steve) found this program after

being diagnosed with osteoporosis.  In her words,”The Build-A-Bone program has shown me just how much I can do in weight lifting.  The balance and strength training has helped me to again have confidence about my abilities in the gym and in my life.” 

This educational program is available to the public to teach people about bone health, exercise and nutrition.  There is not a program like this anywhere in the State. The Build a Bone program was designed for people with osteopenia and osteoporosis or those at risk for bone density issues. The Build a Bone program is a four-part series of two-hour classes on how to care for and strengthen your bones. The classes cover bone health, walking, weights and core strength and posture.

Osteoporosis Facts
1.5 million people suffer from a bone disease related fracture each year
More than 44 million Americans are at risk for osteoporosis
80 percent are women
 
Prevention
Include plenty of Calcium and Vitamin D in your diet
Complete weight-bearing exercises 5 times a week
Stop smoking
Talk to your doctor about a bone density test, especially if you’re around 50 years old
 
Build a Bone class dates for the remainder of 2008 are:
September 2, 6, 9, 13
October 7, 11, 14, 18
November 4, 8, 11, 15
Class times:  Tuesdays: 5pm to 7pm and Saturdays: 9am to 11 am
Class size is limited so call and reserve your spot
Cost of Class:  The cost is $125.00, which includes a pedometer)
All classes are held at University Health Care’s Orthopaedic Center, 590 Wakara Way.
For more information or to register for the program, call 801-587-7005 or visit their website at:http://healthcare.utah.edu/orthopaedics/

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