“54 million Americans have a form of osteoporosis…as you are sheltering in place, it is important to think about bone health.”
ABOUT THE EPISODE
In this episode of The MedFit Podcast, Claire Gill, the interim CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation, shares some shocking statistics about osteoporosis, a disease that affects 54 million Americans. According to Gill, 10 million Americans have osteoporosis while 44 million Americans suffer from low bone mass. With numbers on the rise, Gill believes that both fitness and medical fitness professionals need to educate themselves through programs like BoneFitTM and content and courses offered through the MedFit Network.
“People need to learn the tools to assess and implement programs to help control factors such as diet and exercise to improve their skeletal health,” said Gill. While she believes there are many factors, such as heredity and body frame that cannot be controlled, we all have the ability to choose to live a healthier lifestyle that will lead to more active and independent years.
Claire is the interim CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She is also the founder of the National Menopause Foundation.
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