Pre-assessment

Would you like to know just how healthy your bones are now?

The most accurate way to get an understanding of your bone strength is to have a bone density test.

A quick and easy way to get an indication of just how well you have been looking after your bones is to take our Healthy Bones Score Pre-Assessment. It will only take a minute.

Take our 1 minute Healthy Bones Test

  • Do you regularly drink more than 2 standard serves of alcohol1 each day?

(1 bottle or can of full strength beer (375ml) = 1.4 standard drinks; 1 glass of red wine (150ml) = 1.5 standard drinks; 1 glass of white wine or champagne (150ml) = 1.4 standard drinks; 1 nip of spirits (30ml) = 1 standard drink or 1 bottle of full strength premixed spirit drink (330ml) = 1.2 standard drinks).

 

  • Do you regularly drink more than 3 servings of coffee or other caffeinated beverages per day? 

(1 serve = 1 bottle of coca cola (300ml), or 1 can of red bull (250ml), or 1coffee cup of brewed coffee (270mls) or 1 cup of strongly brewed tea (265mls)).

 

  • Do you regularly consume less than 3 serves2 of dairy products each day?                                        

 (1 serve  = 1 x 250ml glass milk , or 2 slices of cheese (40g) or 1 x 200g tub yogurt).

 

  • Do you engage in weight bearing or resistance exercise (jogging, basketball, dancing, tennis etc.) less than twice per week?

 

  • Do you spend less than 10 minutes per day outdoors, with at least your face and hands being exposed to sunlight, in summer?

 
  • Have either of your parents been diagnosed with osteoporosis or broken a bone after a fall (a fall from standing height or less)?

 

If you answered YES to 2 or more of the above questions you may need assistance to improve your bone health. Our Healthy Bones Australia Calculator is designed to help you improve your bone health. Get started now! 

References
1. New National Guidelines for Alcohol Consumption, Australian Government, NHMRC, www.alcohol.gov.au; April 2012
2 Dietary Guidelines for All Australians, A guide to healthy eating, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, NHMRC; May 2005