… We human beings are a miracle.
Let us be aware of what we take for granted every day: our body consists of more than 200 bones.
These bones/skeletons carry our weight throughout our lives.
They are ready non-stop and endure all our movements, strains, sporting challenges and also heavy, physical work.
Even if they are rigid to us, bones are a very active, living tissue!
It is all the more important that we take care of our scaffolding, perceive it for what it is, so that it can give us daily safe footing in our lives.
In order to take good care of our skeleton, we first need to understand what bones are:
They consist mainly of water, minerals and organic substances such as proteins.
From the development to the 25th year of life, the bone structure takes place and has then reached the maximum bone density. If nothing extraordinary comes in between such as high wear (keyword: weight, (heritage) diseases (e.g. osteoarthritis) ) the bone density remains constant for another 15-25 years.
Our bones are permanently assembled and dismantled and adapt to our requirements.
In each person, the bone density (i.e. the mineral salt content of the bones) decreases naturally over the course of life. The bone becomes more and more brittle with age.
In addition, most move less and less with age and this does not have a good influence on the stability of the bone.
Did you know?: Bones are only built up when required by movement.
So if the bone has little or no strain, it breaks down. This is age-independent. From childhood we should move our bodies sufficiently.
To prepare for your future, it is already important for you and your bone mass to take care of.
Two aspects play a prominent role in the development of the bone:
Exercise and nutrition.
– Bones need movement:
Sufficient movement enables the bones to store calcium optimally.
Sport promotes bone metabolism and calcium can be incorporated into the bone. Jogging, hiking, climbing stairs, rope jumping, many club sports favour this.
– Bones need calcium: calcium gives the bone firmness. Dairy products are not so welcome, as they acidify us. Better calcium suppliers with better biocyclability are very good dietarysupplements, soy products or cabbage stalks or even calcium-containing mineral waters. Take eight before the calcium predator phosphate. It is mainly used in sausages, cola drinks or preservatives of ready meals.
– Bones need vitamin D so that the calcium can be absorbed and incorporated into the bones.
– Magnesium and zinc.
If you take this into account, you will have a reserve from which your body can benefit when it needs it.
The breakdown of bone mass is therefore natural and does not mean that everyone automatically develops osteoporosis. Incorrectly, this is often assumed.
Every year we lose about 1 mass and this is a natural ageing phenomenon. In women, bone loss often increases after menopause.
This is all the more important to provide your body with the above points!
Let us not supply our bodies sufficiently and with the wrong things we run the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Our bones lose a lot of their mass, it becomes unstable and breaks easily.
Insufficient care is caused by:
– Medication intake (e.g. cortisone)
– smoking – excessive alcohol consumption – unhealthy diet (keyword: phospohat ) and
– a low-calcium diet
– as well as a lack of movement.
Keep your strong bones alive, so you can benefit from it in the longer term and continue to do the things you love.
Take good care of you to live an independent life. Without age-related bone fractures that would be accompanied by pain and suffering.
Our bones are the mainstay of our lives!!