{Giveaway} Win a Yogaforce yoga mat!

To celebrate the National Bone Health Challenge, FOF Annie Appleby is giving away a yoga mat from her brilliant biz, Yogaforce.

To enter, comment below and answer: Have you ever done a ‘Downward Dog?’

Weight-bearing exercise and movement are recommended antidotes to osteoporosis. Yoga, particularly, can foster strength, agility, balance and can even help prevent falls as we age.

Annie is a yoga-trainer to the stars (Madonna is a client) and a spokeswoman for American Bone Health. After surviving a few bad car accidents, Annie was told by several orthopedic surgeons that she would never run again. She used the A-Line yoga mat to align her body and has since run several marathons. “The mat has put me in the best shape of my life,” says Annie. “I stay in condition the easy way; I am mindful about eating and keeping my body in alignment. It is so simple.”

To enter, comment below and answer: Have you ever done a ‘Downward Dog?’ (See all our past winners, here.)

Contest closes October 28, 2010.

Image via Yogaforce

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.

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{Poll} Which celeb does NOT have osteoporosis?

Ten-million Americans are estimated to have osteoporosis, including many celebrities. Can you guess which star below DOESN’T have osteoporosis or osteopenia (beginning stages of osteoporosis)?

(The answer will be published on the Style Blog next Wednesday)

Katie Couric, news anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News

Gwyneth Paltrow, actress

Cloris Leachman, actress and Dancing with the Stars contestant



Sally Field, actress, singer, producer, director and screenwriter

Joan Rivers, comedian, television personality and actress

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Images via The Salt Lake Tribune, BuddyTV.com, 5news.com, malextra.com, noahwashere.com

Update 10/26: The answer to last week’s poll is Katie Couric!

Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she has osteopenia, a precursor to osteopenia just this year.

Cloris Leachman told the New York Times that she has “very bad” osteoporosis. She was recently honored by the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Sally Field was diagnosed with osteoporosis just before her 60th birthday. She takes Boniva and spearheads an awareness campaign about the disease and the drug.

Joan Rivers was diagnosed with osteoporosis at age 64. She does weight-bearing exercise and takes dietary supplements to combat the disease.

Katie Couric has not been diagnosed with osteoporosis as far as FOF knows. (Although she appeared at a gala for the National Osteoporosis Foundation in October, 1999.) Katie: if you are reading this and have osteoporosis or osteopenia, let us know!


{Inspiration} Milk it for all it’s worth

Are you doing everything you can to save your bones, ladies? Stay tuned for the launch of our National Bone Health Challenge this Wednesday, 10/20. Let’s stop osteoporosis for ourselves and for our daughters…

We’ll drink (milk) to that!

Image by Norman Parkinson

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