Kelli Silvers of Newport is not one to walk away from a challenge. That’s why she started studying for a second career in nursing at age 37, about five years after taking up motorcycle dirt bike racing. But when two consecutive traumatic injuries threatened to derail her career, avocation, and daily life, she knew she needed help.Read More
More than 10 million Americans are living with osteoporosis. Inspira Spirit of Women hosted “Good to the Bone,” a virtual event reviewing orthopedic health and fragility fractures.
Did you know?
- Fragility fractures result from low energy trauma, such as a fall from standing height or less. They are a common sign of underlying osteoporosis.
- One fragility fracture puts you at high risk of experiencing secondary fractures, especially in the first two years following the initial fracture.
- Hip fractures are the most serious type of fracture. Less than half of survivors regain their previous level of function.
- Prevention is key! Eating a well-balanced diet and exercising will go a long way to improving bone and abdominal core health.