The exercises on the video are specifically designed to help participants with or at risk for osteoporosis to improve their bone strength, posture, leg strength, and balance to reduce their risk of fractures and falls. This is an important video, and incorporates much of the knowledge scientists have gained about osteoporosis since SIT AND BE FIT's first Osteoporosis Specialty Video was released in 1993. Approximately 8 million women and 2 million men in the US have osteoporosis, and another 18 million are at risk for developing the disease. As a society, it is crucial that we reduce the risk of osteoporosis and of the fractures it causes. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that over 1.5 million osteoporotic fractures occur annually at a cost exceeding billion per year. The toll in human suffering is also great: fractures result in loss of height, stooped posture, severe pain and disability leading to expensive long term care, and even to death. (Released in 2006) --Reviewed by Lori McCormick, PT
2006 NATIONAL HEALTH INFORMATION MERIT AWARD Osteoporosis II Workout: DVD VHS
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