Osteoporosis Classes | Launceston
Classes are designed for people of all ages &
abilities, already with osteoporosis and people
at risk of developing osteoporosis.
Educational Session & Seminar on the 1st Session*
> Postural Exercises & Strengthening Exercises
Flexibility Exercises & Balance Exercises
Co-ordination Exercises & General Fitness Exercises
The sessions are
specifically designed to
improve bone density and
reduce the risk of injury
caused by osteoporosis. As well as
improving your health,
quality of life.
What is Osteoporosis > Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile and more likely to break (fracture). These fractures most commonly occur in the spine, wrist and hips but can affect other bones such as the arm or pelvis. Approximately 3 million people in the UK are thought to have osteoporosis, and there are over 230,000 fractures every year as a result. Although commonly associated with post-menopausal women, osteoporosis can also affect men, younger women and children.
Bone is made of a hard outer shell with a mesh of collagen (tough elastic fibres), minerals (including calcium), blood vessels and bone marrow inside. This mesh looks a bit like a honeycomb, with spaces between the different parts. Healthy bones are very dense, and the spaces inside the bones are small. In bone affected by osteoporosis, the spaces are larger, and this makes the bones weaker, less elastic and more likely to break.
Class created by:
Results Personal Training & Physio-Fix - Chartered Physiotherapist
Venue: Market House Arcade
Address: Market St,
Price: £20 (4 weeks)
FREE Tea & Coffee
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