Healthy Bones & Joints Call for Fitness, Nutrition & Hormonal Balance
In order to support the body, the musculoskeletal system requires proper nutritional support
Form and function are interconnected. The adult human body structure is built out 206 bones and countless muscles, ligaments and tendons that support our shape and form joints to enable all our activities.
Supporting the body, the bones depend on proper nutrition for health and resilience. The bones also juxtapose with our connective tissues, muscles, and cartilage to form joints, which are areas of special strength and vulnerability in day to day life. Working together, the components of our musculoskeletal system support the physical framework of our body yet they depend on the biochemical support of multiple body systems. The health of our entire musculoskeletal system is influenced by nutrition, genetics, environmental factors, and injury related considerations. Bones require minerals and biochemical nourishment, joint require proper nutrient assimilation, collagen and macronutrients, and muscles depend on protein among the many factors in the health of these body components.
There are many factors that your daily choices can influence when it comes to the health of your body’s essential supporting and moving framework. According to research published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, rising rates of osteoporosis stemming from multiple factors point to an urgent need to develop nutritional strategies that may relate to concerns affecting bone health. The bones are living and dynamic systems linked to many aspects of your body systems. While calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin D are essential for proper bone health, there is a bigger picture at work in how these solid, apparently static framework pieces are living, breathing parts of your body that tie in with dynamic biochemical processes