Take control of your bone health this World Osteoporosis Day
World Osteoporosis Day is a day of activity around the world dedicated to raising awareness of osteoporosis and promoting better bone health for everybody.
What better opportunity is there to learn more about osteoporosis and start taking action for your bone health? And encourage others to do the same.
Osteoporosis and bone health
Did you know?
- It's estimated that three million people in the UK are affected by osteoporosis.
- Osteoporosis causes one broken bone every minute in the UK. That's an estimated 1,400 broken bones each day, nearly 10,000 a week, and 500,000 every year.
- Half of women and 20 percent of men over the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
The real impact of osteoporosis and broken bones
It's never too late - or too early - to start looking after your bones
We can help you help your bones
Our specialist osteoporosis nurses can help you understand your risk of osteoporosis, and give you information about looking after your bones. Call them free on the Helpline.About the Helpline
Search for your local support group to find people in your community passionate about bone health
How you can help this World Osteoporosis Day
Take the bone health pledge
Pledge to find someone under the age of 30, and tell them about bone health. Pledging is easy and costs nothing more than your time.Take the pledge
Sign up to a fundraising event
Join our army of super fundraisers. Sign up for a marathon or adrenaline challenge, or set your own challenge to suit your own pace.Search events
Hold a Bake for Bones bake sale
Can you rise to the occasion? You rustle up some tasty bakes with family and friends. And we'll provide all the other ingredients for a fun bake sale.Bake for Bones