Our musculoskeletal system is an important system in our body that is responsible for the movements of our body. Without the proper functioning of our musculoskeletal system, we are faced with highly disabling and debilitating conditions on our joints and muscles. To maintain the wellbeing of this important system in our body, follow these tips.
Weightlifting is great at strengthening muscles surrounding your joints. You don’t need to lift massive weight for health joints. Simple free bodyweight workout such as squat is a great addition to help build muscle strength.
Running provides a healthy impact on your entire body. The shock from running can help strengthen your bone density to help mitigate the risk of osteoporosis.
3. Watch Your Bodyweight
Your bodyweight can have a detrimental effect on your joints. Constant heavy loadbearing on the joints can result in long-term wear and tear. Secondly, excessive adipose tissues from obesity also promote inflammation in our body thus causing long-term injury and pain.
4. Nutrients (Calcium and Vitamin D)
Calcium and Vitamin D are two vital nutrients to help with bone density. Vitamin D is needed to help with calcium absorption in our body. Secondly, vitamin D is also a great boost for our immune system.
5. Posture And Alignment
Prolonged poor posture can cause excessive stress to our joints thus increasing wear and tear, Avoid sustaining a single posture for a long time, practice varying your postures and fit in stretches throughout your day to maintain flexibility.
Our body is designed to last our lifetime. As one of the largest system in our body, the musculoskeletal system is vital for the functioning of our body. The better we are at preserving and taking good care of it, the less likely it’ll give way on us.
By Dr Jackson Yee (BSc, BChiro)