The role of joints and muscles in our everyday healthier lifestyle
Joints and muscles give a mobility to our body. When we are young and healthy, it seems obvious that our bodies function normally. Unfortunately, we meet more and more young people who complain of muscle or joint problems. We asked Kaisa Torni, a nutrition counselor and a trainer, why it is important to take care of our muscles and joints at any age - in the following, we will outline her thoughts on this topic.
Which are the functions of joints and muscles in our body?
Joints give a flexibility to our body. During a life joints and cartilages wear out. Nevertheless, healthy eating and exercise can prevent joint problems. For example glucosamine and chondroitin help to improve joint functions. Glucosamine is a natural compound that is also found in the human body. As glucosamine production in the body decreases during a lifetime, it can be consumed as a food supplement. can be consumed as a food supplement. The recommended daily dose of glucosamine sulphate is 500 mg, which is obtained from the Joint Formula product
Muscels give a mobility to our body and they work in pairs, making opposite movements - one stretches and shortens, the other relaxes and lengthens. By decompose fats and glucose they get the energy to function. The blood carries oxygen from the lungs and glucose from the intestines to the muscles. To get oxygen-rich blood, the heart and lungs needs to work hard, so we feel a high heart rate with intense effort. Physical activity increases lung capacity, improves blood circulation and increases muscle mobility and joint flexibility.
What is fascia?
Fascia is a film-like strong collagenic material that covers our entire body as a network. Fascia surrounds muscles, bones, joints, tendons and organs. However, lack of exercise and aging make it stiff. As a result, a person may experience stiffness in the joints and muscles, which may be aided by glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate, and collagen.
Why using a collagen is important for muscles and joints?
Collagen is the most common protein in our body, which is found in muscles, skin, blood, bones, joints and tendons. Our body is able to produce collagen itself - this requires suitable building materials, like various nutrients involved in the formation of collagen. From the age of 25, the production of collagen in the body decreases - this is also inhibited by lifestyle habits such as smoking, excessive sunbathing and unhealthy diet. As collagen decreases, wrinkles appear, skin becomes sagging and even joint and muscle pain can occur, so it is recommended to consume it addition. Collagen contains many of the essential amino acids that the body needs to function effectively. For example, the amino acid called glycine supports muscles and metabolism by being involved in the process by which glucose is converted into energy. Therefore, it is good to consume collagen after training and for people who do a physical work. Superfood mixes, which already contain vitamin C are convenient sources of collagen because only with it can the body properly synthesize collagen. Collagen superfood is a good aid on your journey to a beautiful, youthful and healthy lifestyle!
What causes muscle cramps and how to prevent it?
Muscles cramps are mostly caused by stress and excessive training - it is important to recover after a heavy trainig. It is very good to use magnesium to recover from muscle tension and prevent cramps. One way is to take a bath with magnesium - add one cup of magnesium flakes to the bath and being inside for about 20 minutes. Another option is to consume magnesium regularly from a food supplement. The daily reference amount is available from two tablets of NutriDream Magnesium + B6-vitamin supplement. Consuming magnesium relieves muscle tension and ensures peaceful sleep!
Source: an interview from NutriDream with nutrition counselor and a trainer Kaisa Torn