Dance for your bones
You're probably here because you'd like to find out more about dancing for good bone health.
The great news is, you're in the right place.
Dancing is a great form of weight-bearing exercise, a type of exercise that can help bones grow healthy and strong. To celebrate the good that dance can do for bone health and the benefits of staying active in old age, The Duchess of Cornwall, President of the National Osteoporosis Society, recently hosted a tea dance at Buckingham Palace, attended by Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers and judges, Charity members, and community groups.
More than three million people in the UK are affected by osteoporosis (low bone strength), which results in approximately 500,000 broken bones a year - that's one every minute. Osteoporosis is most common in older women, but men and younger people can also suffer from low bone strength and painful broken bones. The good news is, whatever your age, there are changes you can make to the way you live your life - including the exercise you do - to help improve your bone health and lower your risk of breaking a bone. Select an option below to find out more and remember... keep dancing!
Spread the word about dance
Why not show us you and your family's best salsa steps, Charleston swivel or favourite dance on social media? Tag #DanceForBones, to help spread the word about the amazing things that dance can do for bone health.
Take on the 206 Challenge
Whether it's 206 miles, 206 star jumps or 206 samba walks, the 206 Challenge is designed to get you active and do good for your bones.