Bone and Joint Health National Action Week raises awareness about bone and joint conditions and how to prevent, manage, and treat them. It begins with World Arthritis Day on October 12th and concludes with World Osteoporosis Day on October 20th.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 4 (or 58.5 million) U.S. adults have some form of arthritis, and osteoporosis affects 1 in 5 U.S. women and 1 in 20 U.S. men aged 50 and older. The United States Bone & Joint Initiative identifies bone and joint conditions as the most common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide.
Registered exercise professionals can help clients of every age address joint and bone health by:
In the fitness industry, credible certification is vital to consumer protection. This point is exemplified by a recent case involving a well-known fitness influencer.
During Active Aging Week, we recognize the role registered exercise professionals can play in helping older adults exercise in a safe, supportive environment.