Are You Too Fit To Fracture?
Multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis
What is Too Fit to Fracture?
Too Fit to Fracture is a series of exercise recommendations for people with osteoporosis or spine fractures. It was developed by expert consensus using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) method, which is endorsed by the World Health Organization and the Cochrane Collaboration, to determine the quality of evidence for each recommendation in the existing scientific literature. The strength of the recommendations (strong, conditional, or no recommendation) and the direction (for or against) took into consideration the quality of the available evidence, the balance between the benefits and risks associated with exercise, and the patient groups’ values and preferences. The Too Fit to Fracture expert panel included researchers and clinicians from Australia, Canada, Finland, and the USA, as well as partners from Osteoporosis Canada.
Click here to learn more about who developed Too Fit To Fracture!
Video Series on Exercise and Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis Canada is excited to announce a video series on exercise and osteoporosis for Osteoporosis Month, developed in partnership with the University of Waterloo and Geriatric Education and Research in Aging Sciences Centre.
Each day, from Monday to Friday, for the month of November, we will post a new video to provide ideas for safe and effective exercise and physical activity. We will start our video series telling the stories of four very different people with osteoporosis and showing you their innovative solutions to keep healthy and active.
Which one will speak to you? Click here to find out!
Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise
Too Fit to Fracture: Managing Osteoporosis through Exercise includes information on strength training, balance exercises and aerobic activity; interactive tools for getting started; tips for addressing barriers to exercise; and ways to move safely during everyday activities to avoid the risk of falls or spine fractures.
Poor posture, combined with loss of bone strength, can increase the risk of spine fracture. Poor alignment can be improved with exercises that target muscles important for posture.