World Osteoporosis Day

“Love your bones”— 20th October is World Osteoporosis Day, raising awareness for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Events are held all over the world, organised by the International Osteoporosis Foundation in Switzerland. Find out how to get involved!

A brief history

World Osteoporosis Day was launched in 1995. Through the joint efforts of the United Kingdom’s National Osteoporosis Society and European Commission, WOD became an annual campaign run by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF). Each year is themed according to current issues.

“Love your bones”

This year’s campaign is “Love your bones”, focusing upon how to build strong bones throughout your life. Nutrition, lifestyle and genetic factors are featured on the WOD website, with brochures and toolkits available for download.

Saltuary can help!

For anyone struggling with osteoporosis, or those concerned about getting it– come and visit us at Saltuary! We have a range of different therapies and herbs/supplements that may benefit you. We have a skilled team of specialist natural therapists in-house and are happy to chat to you about your concerns, guiding you through the best possible treatment.

Wear white on World Osteoporosis Day!

Keen to get involved? Wear white on the 20th October! You can also purchase an official WOD t-shirt and post a photo of yourself on Facebook, share WOD resources and use the hashtag #LoveYourBones.

Other ways to get involved

Are you over 50 and living with osteoporosis, or making bone health a priority? Submit your story to info@iofbonehealth.org and be featured in WOD’s patient stories!

If you live in the ACT, Australia’s official WOD celebration is being held at Parliament House, Canberra. Click here for more info!