Tag: Living Well

Winter Activities & You

During the snowy months there are many ways to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. If you have osteoporosis – you may need to make modifications to some winter activities or choose a different way to stay active entirely depending on your condition. Our keynote speakers address outdoor activities like skiing, skating, walking and even shovelling snow for people with osteoporosis.

Before undertaking any physical activity, you should consult with your healthcare provider.

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Celiac Disease and Bone Health

There are several well known risk factors for osteoporosis including age, sex, low body weight and low bone mineral density. But did you know that other less well known risk factors such as medications and medical conditions can increase the risk of osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis that results from a condition, from the treatment of another condition or from having another disease like celiac disease is called secondary osteoporosis.

Celiac disease can reduce the absorption of nutrients from the intestine including dietary calcium and vitamin D. The result is lower levels of calcium and vitamin D, which can increase bone loss leading to fractures.

Together with the Canadian Celiac Association, learn about osteoporosis and celiac disease, nutrition recommendations for those with celiac, how to manage both diseases and more.

All, Living Well

Bones ‘n’ Beer

For the past 9 years, Vancouver, BC has hosted Bones ‘n’ Beer – an event where men gather at a favourite pub for a hearty rib dinner, paired with craft beer and listen to healthcare professionals speak to the group about men and their risk of osteoporosis.

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