Exercise can help reduce the risk of osteoporosis and related fractures, a new report explains. "One of the best ways to build and maintain healthy bones is through exercise," noted Professor Helmut Minne, IOF Board member and author of “Move it or Lose it”: How exercise helps to build and maintain strong bones, prevent falls and fractures and speed rehabilitation.

"We hope that our positive message will encourage women and men to realise that they can take responsibility for their bone health and not be victims of osteoporosis later in life," noted IOF Chief Executive Officer Daniel Navid.

Some highlights of the Move it or Lose it report, which will be distributed by IOF's member osteoporosis societies in some 80 countries:

MEDICA.de; Source: International Osteoporosis Foundation