Charity launches Strictly Come Dancing workout

A new dance workout, called Boogie for Your Bones, has been developed by the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) to help people maintain healthier bones.

Lizzie Webb and Craig Revel Horwood
Lizzie Webb and Craig Revel Horwood

The launch of the dance routine forms part of a wider campaign by the NOS to raise awareness of the steps people can take in younger life to increase the chances of better bone health as they get older

Dr Miriam Stoppard, who helped to develop the dance routine, said: ‘Bone is a living tissue and needs to be exercised just like a muscle.

‘There is nothing more beneficial to do than dancing; it is a whole body exercise where all your joints, muscles and bones get a really good work out.'

Claire Severgnini, chief executive of the NOS added: ‘Osteoporosis causes pain and misery to millions of people every year.  However, there are some simple things you can do, like taking exercise, eating calcium enriched diet and getting vitamin D through sunshine to reduce your risk.'

The plan was developed by Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, Dr Stoppard and fitness expert Lizzie Webb.

sanjay.tanday@haymarket.com

Download the dance at: www.loveyourbones.org.uk.

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