… We, humans, are miracles.
Let us become aware of what we take for granted every day: our body consists of more than 200 bones.
These bone/skeletons carry our weight throughout our lives.
They are ready non-stop and endure all our movements, strains, sporting challenges, and heavy physical work.
Even if they seem rigid to us: bones are a very active, living tissue!
It is, therefore, all the more important that we take care of our scaffolding, perceive it as what it is so that it can give us a secure hold in our lives every day.
In order to take good care of our skeleton, we must first understand what bones are:
They consist mainly of water, minerals and organic substances such as proteins.
From the development up to the age of about 25, bone formation takes place and has then reached the maximum bone density. If there is nothing extraordinary like high wear (keyword: weight, (hereditary) diseases (e.g. arthrosis)) the bone density remains constant for another 15-25 years.
Our bones are permanently built up and broken down and adapt to our requirements.
The bone density (i.e. the mineral salt content of the bones) of every human being decreases naturally in the course of his or her life. The bone becomes more and more brittle with age.
In addition, most people move less and less with increasing age and this also has no good influence on the stability of the bone.
Did you know that bones are only built up when they are required to move?
So if the bone has little or no load, it is broken down. This is independent of age. Already from childhood, we should move our bodies sufficiently.
In order to be prepared for your future, it is already important for you and your bone mass to care.
Two aspects play an outstanding role in the development of bone:
Exercise and nutrition.
– Bones need exercise:
Sufficient exercise enables the bones to store calcium optimally.
Sport promotes bone metabolism and calcium can be built into the bones. Jogging, hiking, climbing stairs, rope jumping, many racket sports favor this.
– Bones need calcium: Calcium gives bone strength. Dairy products are not so popular because they acidify us. Better sources of calcium with better bioavailability are very good food supplements, soy products or cabbage types or calcium-containing mineral waters. Take eight before the calcium robber phosphate. It is mainly found in sausages, cola drinks, and preservatives of ready meals.
– Bones need vitamin D so that calcium can be absorbed and incorporated into the bones.
– Magnesium and zinc.
If you take this to heart, then you 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. This is often mistakenly assumed.
Every year we lose about 1% of our mass, which is a natural sign of aging. In women, bone loss often increases after the menopause.
This makes it all the more important to supply your body with the points mentioned above!
If we do not supply our body sufficiently and with the wrong things we run the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Our bones lose much of their mass, it becomes unstable and breaks easily.
Inadequate supply is caused by it:
– Taking medication (e.g. cortisone)
– smoking – excessive alcohol consumption – unhealthy diet ( keyword: phosphate ) and
– a diet low in calcium
– as well as a movement deficit.
Keep an eye on your strong bones throughout your life, then you can profit from them in the long run and continue to do the things you love.
Take good care of yourself in order to lead an independent life. Without age-related fractures that would be accompanied by pain and suffering.
Our bones are the support of our life!