Osteoporosis – how to prevent and treat it with exercise 

Do you have a family history of osteoporosis? Are you post-menopausal? Would you like to learn more about how to prevent and treat osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a preventable illness affecting many more women than men. Did you know that one in five men and one in two women over 50 in Ireland will break a bone due to osteoporosis? Ninety per cent of hip fractures are due to osteoporosis but only approximately 15 per cent of people with osteoporosis are diagnosed. It can be a symptomless, silent, and life changing illness.

Are you at risk? Do you want to learn about osteoporosis from the experts? Galway nutritionist Sorcha Molloy has announced an upcoming one day workshop focusing on osteoporosis – how to prevent and treat it with exercise, which she will deliver in conjunction with Julianne Woodcock, chartered physiotherapist. This will be held in Spirit One Spa on November 7 from 11am to 5.30pm.

This course offers a wealth of knowledge and tips on prevention and treatment, including how dietary and lifestyle changes, in conjunction with correcting vitamin and mineral deficiencies, can help those at risk of who have been diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoporosis. “With a sound evidence based approach, we address the underlying cause of the problem,” Sorcha Molloy explained.

The workshop focuses on how to eat for healthy bones and what to avoid, nutritional testing, principles of an osteoporosis exercise plan, learning what is correct and safe. If you would like to talk to book a place on this course (€120 ) call Sorcha Molloy on 091 726344 or visit www.glenvillenutrition.ie.

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