Healthy Bones Action Week (formerly Nationally Healthy Bones Week) has been encouraging people of all ages to protect their bones since its inception in 1994.
Recognised as a national health week, Healthy Bones Action Week will be celebrated across the country on August 7-13.
Osteoporosis is one of the least-discussed, underdiagnosed and undertreated diseases in Australia, yet poor bone health affects 2 in 3 Australians aged over 50 years, including a growing number of men.
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You are never too young – or old – to act when it comes to protecting your bones.
Healthy Bones Action Week calls on Australians of all ages to take the three actions to build and maintain healthy bones:
- Increase daily serves of calcium through milk, cheese or yoghurt
- Go for a walk or committing to some new form of regular exercise
- Spend time outdoors to get more vitamin D
Every year Healthy Bones Action Week provide families, schools, community groups and other organisations with ideas and resources to get involved and help spread the word on the key actions needed for building and maintaining healthy bones.
Healthy Bones Action Week is an initiative of Dairy Australia.
For more information on how you can get involved go to healthybones.com.au.