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6 Great Exercises for Healthy Joints & Bones

6 Great Exercises for Healthy Joints Bones
They say beauty is skin deep and health starts from the inside. Yet it's easy to forget how important a healthy skeletal system is.

Our bones perform a number of vital functions: From making us stand upright and walking to protecting our soft inner parts to producing new blood cells.

Some of the most common things that affect bone and joint health are:

  • Aging - Cartilage tends to become thinner or more brittle as we age.
  • Injuries - Injuries we got when we were younger and didn't seem to be a big deal then can emerge as a problem decades later.
  • Inflammation - Inflammatory cells can gather at a site of injury and release chemicals destructive to cartilage.
  • Muscle loss - With less muscle tissue acting as shock absorbers, your joints absorb more pounding from daily use, contributing to more damage.
  • Excess Weight - The more load a joint has to carry, the more damage it experiences in the long run. This is especially true for knees, which have to support your entire body weight.

But, don't collapse in a heap of bones! These "facts" are merely cautionary guidelines.You can reverse or prevent most joint and bone conditions with a little diligence.

Here are just some of the bone strengthening exercises you can use for draping your flesh over some beautiful bones:

  1. Tap to Improve Circulation: To cool inflammation, the nemesis of fluid joints, keep your blood, lymph and synovial fluid (a natural lubricant) circulating. Improve your circulation and bone density with yoga and body tapping.

  2. Put a Move On it: The leaner and stronger your muscles are, the stronger and more flexible is your sinew, cartilage and connective tissue. One of the simplest, low impact exercises for increasing bone strength and flexibility is walking meditation.

  3. Stay Balanced: As we age, the number one leading cause of sprains, breaks or worse injuries is falling down. When our joints are weak or misaligned, it throws off our balance. One of the most effective exercises for both preventing bone loss and restoring balance and flexibility in your hips and leg bones is Plate Balancing.

  4. Chakra Sound Vibration: Sound can be effective in increasing bone-density too. Sound waves gently massage your body and brain, helping improve circulation, mood and sleep cycles. Open the seven energy centers that run along your entire spine with a sound healing for chakras meditation.

  5. Joint Self-Massage: Whenever you're feeling stiff or achy, take just a few minutes to give your joints a loving massage. Sit or stand in a quiet place and close your eyes. Put your right hand on your left shoulder. Feel connected to the shoulder and say, “Thank you. I love you,” with deep sense of compassion and gratitude. Move to your elbow, wrist and hand with the same process. Switch to the right side and continue until you've sent warm, loving energy to every joint.

  6. Warm Your Bones With Solar Power: When you're ready to go full tilt into a training program that includes bone healthy exercises and brings up your inner healer, try the Solar Body Method Special Edition online course. It feels good right down to your bones!

Choose the exercises that appeal most to you. If you want a deeper experience to apply to your daily life, try a "Healthier Together!" free workshop, hosted by BodynBrain center. Soon you'll be moving more easily, feeling better and find that you're having fun too!

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical or psychological condition.

Written by Kim Alyce Steffgen
With a background in journalism and marketing communications, Kim's wordsmithing reflects a love of language that brings spice to many ads, articles, banners, and videos. To that spice she adds her passion for herbs, plants and alternative health.
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