How To Fight The Effects of Aging - From The Inside OutBy Steven Godlewski
Before we hit the age of thirty, we tend to think that we are invincible - that we may just beat all odds and live forever, in good health. But it seems that when we turn thirty, we instantly start noticing fine lines in our faces. By the time we turn forty, we are feeling aches and pains that weren't there a few years ago. When we turn fifty, we are having ‘procedures' that we never dreamed that we would have. If we live to see sixty, we consider ourselves lucky.
This habit of ignoring our bodies until something goes wrong is understandable. We've all learned to live under the premise of ‘if it isn't broken, don't fix it.' What we don't realize is that our bodies are slowly breaking - very quietly. As with anything else, our bodies need gentle loving care in order to thrive and survive. Unfortunately, our bodies were not designed to last forever, but there are steps that we can take to preserve them for a longer period of time. After all, when you turn ninety, you just may still need those achy knees!
It is a known fact that when an elderly person breaks a bone, they tend to go downhill at a much faster rate than they would have otherwise. A broken hip may seem like just a broken bone that will mend when you are young - but to an elderly person, such a thing can literally be a death sentence. Even though older people are not as active as younger people, they are at a much greater risk for broken bones than young people, simply because their bones are wearing out.
Arthritis is also a major problem for older people - but it is affecting greater numbers of younger people as well these days. This is because we don't get enough of the nutrients that we need to promote strong healthy bones and joints today. Before fast food restaurants existed, people actually cooked at home, and filled their plates with food that contained the minerals and nutrients that their bodies needed for good health. It was not uncommon for ninety year old people to be out and about - without pain.
While we may not have good nutrition on our side, we do have good research. Scientists have found that arthritis, osteoporosis, and the general breakdown of bones and joints can be prevented or delayed with the right mixture of natural compounds. Even if you have already started to experience the affects of aging, you can improve your joint flexibility, stimulate the growth of cartilage, and decrease joint pain.
Glucosamine is a natural compound that stimulates essential cartilage building blocks. These building blocks are glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans. Methyl Sulfonyl Methane, also called MSM, also works to improve and support the health of joints. Ipriflavone increases bone density, and Zinc, along with vitamins C and K1 are also essential to bone and joint health.
Before you run out to your health food store to look for these ingredients, realize that when you take pills, your body will only absorb about 10% of what you are swallowing. Liquid vitamins and nutrients work best, look for all of the ingredients that you need to support and improve the health of your bones and joints in one liquid formula.
Don't worry another minute about your bones. Don't suffer another day with arthritis pain. Do something for yourself today - and your bones and joints will show you their appreciation.
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Steven Godlewski is currently is currently working with Life Force International products. He has an extensive background in nutrition as well as other health related fields. For more health-related articles and a FREE bottle of Liquid Vitamins see their website at: http://www.pillfreevitamins.com