The educational resources below are BHOF’s most up-to-date publications and videos geared towards patients, caregivers and the general public.
These materials provide general information about osteoporosis and low bone density. They are not intended to replace the services of trained and qualified health professionals or to be a substitute for medical advice of physicians. For more information, see our complete Medical Disclaimer.
Boning Up on Osteoporosis
This updated edition of Boning Up on Osteoporosis contains information about prevention, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. It also includes important information about living with osteoporosis, safe movement and exercise for daily living.
Healthy Bones for Life Patient Guide
The Healthy Bones for Life Patient Guide is meant to serve as a training guide. It will help you understand what osteoporosis is doing to your body, understand treatments, build your confidence in treating this disease and identify sources of support throughout the course of treatment.
The Bone Basics series provides concise information about a variety of topics related to osteoporosis and bone loss. Topics include:
This video series is from our Bone Basics Course for patients and providers at the 2019 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis. These presentations cover a variety of topics, including basics about osteoporosis, prevalence of the disease, risk factors, bone density testing, nutrition, advocating as a patient and more.
Nutrition and Exercise Resources
Your Guide to a Bone Healthy Diet
This booklet will help you learn about the role food plays in your bone health. Your Guide to a Bone Healthy Diet includes the daily calcium and vitamin D intake recommended for men and women and shows you how to estimate your dietary calcium intake and determine how much you need to supplement to make up any shortfall.
Yoga and Pilates
If you have osteoporosis and would like to do yoga and pilates, this yoga flyer and this pilates flyer can help make sure you know which exercises are recommended and which should be avoided.
Our Safe Movement Brochure has information on preventing fragility fractures. It contains helpful information on anti-fracture medicine, safe movement recommendations, and fall prevention. The book is in both English and Spanish.
Safe Movement and Exercise Videos
For people with osteoporosis or an increased risk for fracture, preventing falls is a top concern. But, it is also important to avoid unintentional injuries, especially those of the spine, which may occur with everyday activities. The following video series shows how simple changes can be made to help keep you healthy and active.