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YOUR BODY IS DESIGNED TO MOVE

Solgar shares its top tips for healthy bones and joints

IMPROVE JOINT HEALTH WITH SOLGAR

Experiencing joint discomfort? You’re not alone. One in three adults are seeking support for healthy joints1. Age and genetics are key factors for joint health. However, there are many things that we can do to improve our joint health…

WEIGHT-BEARING EXERCISE

Weight-bearing exercise helps to increase bone density – this doesn’t mean you have to go push weights at the gym. Exercises such as walking, skipping, hopping and jumping all contribute to bone density.

EAT FOODS RICH IN CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM AND VITAMIN K2

We all know that calcium-rich foods are good for bone health, however, cheeses such as Gouda, Brie and Edam are also a source of vitamin K2 which can help to support the correct utilisation of calcium, so that it is taken to the bones where you need it and not deposited in the arteries where it can be harmful. Pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds are a good source of magnesium which supports bone health and may be helpful for muscle cramping.

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I’ve put that question to runners of all abilities – some professional, some amateur, all keen – and their answers are varied and unique. For some, self-improvement is their motivation, whether to lose weight, overcome health issues – both physical and mental – or to simply be fitter. For others running is key to their social life, a community brought together by a common interest, and the friendships made within it. For those who have the talent and determination to compete at the highest level, it has become their livelihood. Then there are runners who do it just for fun, they always have, and they always will. I’m a recent convert, I managed to avoid running for most of my adult life. Maybe my attitude was formed in school where I showed zero aptitude. That didn’t change in my 20s when exercise was way down my list of priorities. As I got older I started to focus more on my fitness but, still, running never figured. But now, if I’m honest, I feel slightly foolish for leaving it so long, as I can see how a few weekly runs would have improved virtually every aspect of my life in some way. Plus I’d be a hell of lot faster than I am at the moment. I’m now one of those annoying born-again runners, the type forever extolling the virtues of “lacing up my trainers and getting out there.” I’m in good company though, as having bought this magazine I’m guessing you’re pretty enthusiastic too. I look forward to bringing you the best magazine dedicated to our shared passion in the months to come.
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