Modernizing Our Approach to Skeletal Health
Low bone mass is often viewed as being comprised of a lifetime of contributing factors, regardless of the age of the individual. This session will review evidence of the nature of exercise that enhances skeletal health beyond the usual weight-bearing activity learned in school. Furthermore, the science of dietary habits that promote good skeletal health has evolved over time, and many points of confusion exist. This session will focus on the current evidence for diet and activity to promote skeletal health. Many RDNs counsel adults about weight management while potentially overlooking the impact on bone until the client is in the menopausal years. Presenters will emphasize the need to include all life stages in nutritional considerations, as well as include more osteogenic activity conversations.
- Identify the qualities of exercise that promote bone health.
- Explain the role of body weight as it relates to bone health.
- List the primary drivers of a diet that promotes bone health.
- 10.1.2 Conducts the nutrition screening to identify patient risks and level of criticality and to direct services.
- 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
- 8.2.4 Imparts knowledge of the importance of physical activity and applies behavior change principles to promote physical activity and decrease inactivity.
Kelsey Conrad, PhD, RDN
Jackie Buell, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ATC
Asst Professor, Clinical
Ohio State University