Michelle Bridges appointed Know Your Bones Ambassador
Osteoporosis Australia has appointed TV personality and health and wellness coach, Michelle Bridges, as the national Know Your Bones Ambassador, to help raise awareness of risk factors for poor bone health.
The Know Your Bones online self-assessment was developed to help Australian adults assess their risk for developing osteoporosis (or low bone density) and take action to protect their bones.
Michelle Bridges will help raise community awareness of Know Your Bones, the online, evidence-based tool developed by Osteoporosis Australia and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Know Your Bones is based on research findings from the Garvan Institute’s longstanding study of osteoporosis in Australia.
Michelle Bridges is well known for motivating Australians to improve their health and wellbeing. As the new Know Your Bones Ambassador, Michelle is excited about raising awareness “My message is simple. Your bone health is an important part of your overall health. So check your bone health today, by completing the Know Your Bones online assessment at knowyourbones.org.au,”
“If you find you have risk factors for poor bone health, then talk to your doctor. We should all take action to protect our bones,” Michelle said.
Greg Lyubomirsky, CEO of Osteoporosis Australia, said “We’re delighted Michelle Bridges is acting as our Know Your Bones Ambassador, to help raise community awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy bones.”
Greg added “Poor bone health is common in Australia, and leads to broken bones. Preventing osteoporosis needs to be a higher priority. People should take action to understand their risk for the disease.”
Taking preventative action can lead to early diagnosis and management of osteoporosis, and can help prevent unwanted fractures. There will be an estimated 165,000 broken bones due to poor bone health this year.