Good bone and joint health are essential to preserving and maintaining physical mobility and joint range of motion — both of which contribute to having a healthy quality of life. However, most people don’t take note of their skeletal health until a problem arises, such as experiencing joint pain or developing osteoporosis signs. If skeletal issues become problematic, there’s a high probability that underlying physical conditions, such as inflammation or bone loss, are at play.
However, reversing the early signs of bone and joint disease to reduce your risk for future skeletal problems can often be easily done. Simple adjustments to your diet and exercise habits can lower the risk of bone loss, alleviate inflammation-related joint pain, and improve your body’s overall health.
To start caring for your bones and joints naturally, consider each of the following health tips.
Build Muscles to Build Bone Strength
We all know the health benefits of remaining physically active through every stage of life, but did you know your bone’s health and stability depend on it? Physical activity that builds muscle – such as resistance training, high-impact aerobics, or stability conditioning – adds supportive tissue surrounding our bones and helps build strong bones.
As we age, our body’s bone density decreases, often leading to weak and brittle bones that can break easily. Adding muscle mass through weight-bearing exercise helps reduce bone density loss and the risk of breaking a bone.
Add Bone Boosting Supplements
Supplementing your diet with natural, organic, and scientifically-backed products designed specifically for improving bone and joint health will benefit your skeletal system. Supplements fortified with bone boosting minerals and vitamins, such as Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin C, will not only improve bone health, but help to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with poor skeletal health.
Natural options to relieve pain and inflammation caused by joint and bone problems are effective and much safer than extended use of over the counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen and NSAID’s.
Eat Your Veggies
The adage, “you are what you eat,” is likely not new information to you. But, when it comes to bone health, do you know what you should be eating to support and improve bone strength? A healthy diet is most often the best way to provide your body with the right nutrients and minerals to maintain good health and wellness.
And, when it comes to protecting your bones and joints, consuming an ample amount of vegetables is highly recommended. Add the following nutrient-dense vegetables to your diet as part of your skeletal strenghtening efforts:
- Brussels sprouts
For those that have difficulty finding room in their meal plans for multiple vegetables each day, consider adding a Greens Supplement to your daily routine.
Maintain a Stable, Healthy Weight
Bodyweight impacts the health of our bones and joints. Being underweight increases the risk of developing osteoporosis. While being overweight or obese can put unnecessary strain on bones and joints, making them more susceptible to the risk of fracture and aggravating joint pain.
Prevent weight related skeletal conditions by maintaining a consistent, stable, and healthy body weight as best as possible. To maintain a stable weight, get in a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and make smart food choices.
Fight Inflammation Naturally
Inflammation is the body’s response to stress and is generally a good thing. It helps to eliminate disease-causing bacteria and toxins. However, when too much inflammation is present, it can lead to chronic discomfort and pain – especially in our joints.
Helping our immune system and joints eliminate systemic inflammation can go a long way to improve joint health and alleviate its resulting discomfort. When inflammation leads to joint and cartilage damage, use supplements containing Vegan Glucosamine, Collagen, and Vitamin D. Each ingredient is well-known to reduce signs of inflammation in the body and relieve joint discomfort. Enerex’s Free Flex is specifically designed to aid joint health by building, maintaining, and repairing joint cartilage naturally.
Connect to Good Health
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