Healthy Bones Australia is an initiative of Osteoporosis Australia
Healthy Bones Australia is a national public awareness program with a key focus on the prevention of osteoporosis. An initiative of Osteoporosis Australia, its aim is to improve the bone health of all Australians, and to help everyone lead a fit and active lifestyle throughout their life.
Our Healthy Bones Australia vision is for all Australians to understand and actively embrace their bone health at every age. We know that bones are at their maximum density around the age of 20, so it’s important to make sure they reach their maximum capacity during childhood and continue to stay strong through to old age.
Our message is simple, good bone health is dependent on three key elements: calcium plus exercise plus sunshine, on a regular basis. The more people we can get this message to the greater our chance of reducing the incidents of fractures due to osteoporosis.
Healthy Bones Australia would like to acknowledge the support of our team of experts who have greatly assisted with this project:
|Professor Peter Ebeling, MBBS MD FRACP,OA Medical Director and Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, Monash University.|
|Professor Robin Daly, Chair of Exercise and Ageing, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), Deakin University.|
|Professor Michael Kimlin, Director of Research, School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University of Technology, Director NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Sun and Health, and Director of AusSun Research Lab, QUT.
|Professor Caryl Nowson, Chair of Nutrition and Ageing, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), Deakin University.|
Our aim is to educate and encourage all Australians to look after their bones and prevent the onset of poor bone health...to encourage Healthy Bones for life!