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.

Comment below and tell us what you think

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Minor changes agreed to GP contract for 2021/22 amid ongoing pandemic pressure

Minor changes agreed to GP contract for 2021/22 amid ongoing pandemic pressure

Changes to the GP contract for 2021/22 will be 'minimal' under a deal struck between...

What's coming up at the RCGP 2021 online conference - Dr David R Williams confirmed

What's coming up at the RCGP 2021 online conference - Dr David R Williams confirmed

The RCGP two-day virtual event takes place next month with keynote speaker Dr David...

GPs back BMA to lead talks on future of primary care networks

GPs back BMA to lead talks on future of primary care networks

GPs have voted for the BMA to continue to represent the profession in talks with...

COVID-19 vaccine deliveries paused in some areas to tackle 'geographical inequality'

COVID-19 vaccine deliveries paused in some areas to tackle 'geographical inequality'

Some GP-led vaccination sites will miss out on COVID-19 vaccine deliveries next week...

BMA hits out over inadequate PPE in high-risk primary care settings

BMA hits out over inadequate PPE in high-risk primary care settings

BMA leaders have called for a review of PPE and condemned the current 'one-size-fits-all'...

Starting your career as a newly-qualified GP

Starting your career as a newly-qualified GP

Dr Patrice Baptiste describes how she developed a portfolio career as a newly-qualified...