Bones are a critically important part of your body. Your bones give you structure and allow you to move normally. They protect your vital organs and hold your muscles in place. They store calciumWhat it does: Promotes a healthy heart, clots blood, promotes healthy nerves, contracts muscles, improves skin, bone and dental health, relieves aching muscles and bones,… and other minerals needed by the rest of your body. As you age, your bones cannot make new tissue as quickly as they once did. To keep your bones strong and healthy over time, you need to eat well, get exercise, and make other good health choices.
Healthy Joints and muscles are also vital as you age. Many people can be affected by joint problems and the pain and tenderness can affect the hands, knees, hips and spine. There can also be stiffness and lack of flexibility. Muscles let you move freely and keep your body strong so you can enjoy the fun and (not so fun) things that you have to do, like household chores. Strong muscles also help to keep your joints in good shape. If the muscles around your knee, for example, get weak, you may be more likely to injure that knee. Strong muscles also help you keep your balance, so you are less likely to slip or fall.
I focus on nutritional and other strategies to keep you vertically well and free of pain into old age.