I encourage young girls and boys to realize that the way they treat their bodies will have a big impact later in life. I know that teenagers consider themselves 'invincible', and I was that way too, of course. But it isn’t difficult to 'invest in your bones'. Don’t buy into the myth of starving yourself. Don’t be a couch potato. Eat wisely, get outside and have fun. Your body will thank you in a few years.
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a global movement for change. Through our national societies we are active around the world raising public awareness of bone, muscle and joint health. Initiatives include the organization of World Osteoporosis Day (October 20), the Capture the Fracture campaign, and outreach projects such as snap! the breaking spine.