Osteoporosis advocate and actress Sally Field has teamed up with fitness expert Kathy Kaehler to introduce The Bone Healthy Workout to help women with osteoporosis or bone loss build and maintain strong bones. The Bone Healthy Workout is a series of exercises designed to help improve strength, coordination, flexibility and balance.

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Mark O'Connor/Ogilvy Public Relations: 203-246-9534 or mark.o'connor@ogilvypr.com

About The Bone Healthy Workout:

     --  Based on recommendations from the Surgeon General's Bone Health and         Osteoporosis Report, Kathy Kaehler customized The Bone Healthy Workout         specifically for women with postmenopausal osteoporosis or bone loss -         but it's a great routine for all women interested in maintaining         healthy bones.     --  The workout includes a variety of exercises suitable for people of every         fitness level.     --  Women can get The Bone Healthy Workout video as well as a print version         with detailed instructions on each exercise on www.bonehealth.com.          Women can watch the video with Kathy Kaehler as a "virtual         coach" or they can print the exercises and use them anywhere -         home, work, the gym, or on the road.      --  Bonehealth.com also offers a valuable guide to help empower women to         take the most important step - to have a discussion with their doctor         about osteoporosis, bone health, and treatment options. 

About Osteoporosis and Fitness:

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become brittle and more likely to break.( )In the U.S. today, 10 million people — eight million of them women — are estimated to already have osteoporosis, and more than 44 million Americans age 50 and older are threatened by the disease.

Physical activity may help bone health as well as lower the risk for and prevent fractures by maintaining muscle strength, coordination and balance. Exercise and nutrition are important parts of a bone healthy routine, but they may not be enough to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis. Women should talk to their healthcare professional about improving bone health and before beginning any new physical activities.

About Rally With Sally For Bone Health:

The Rally With Sally For Bone Health(SM) campaign, sponsored by Roche and GlaxoSmithKline, is a program that helps women understand and actively manage osteoporosis and bone loss.

Media Contacts

Mark O'Connor/Ogilvy Public Relations: 203-246-9534 or mark.o'connor@ogilvypr.com

Chris Vancheri/Roche: 973-262-1175

Bernadette King/GlaxoSmithKline: 215-751-3632

/PRNewswire — Aug. 10/

SOURCE GlaxoSmithKline; Roche

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