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.

More about osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is when your bones lose strength and are more likely to break.

About osteoporosis

Are you at risk of osteoporosis?

Take the online bone health quiz, to find out if you can do anything to lower your chances.

Take the quiz

The real impact of osteoporosis and broken bones

Neil's story

"Osteoporosis and broken bones have affected all aspects of my life."

Read story

It's never too late - or too early - to start looking after your bones

Strong bones

Take control of your bone health

The way you live your life plays an important role in the health of your bones. You can start taking action now to help them stay stronger for longer.

Help your bones
Helpline nurse

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
London Marathon fundraisers

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
Bake for Bones office bake sale

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

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