It has approximately 206 bones that support its body. Their bones were made to be strong and light with the core stronger than the end parts. As your body grows, so do your bones. Muscles surround your bones and provide support. Your bones and muscles work hand in hand so you can walk, bend over, reach for things, run, dance, and even sleep.
Calcium in your bones
The osteoclast process melts the old bones and the osteoblasts make new bones. If the cells don’t work well together, your bones will become brittle. Then you will develop osteoporosis. Your bones have a large amount of calcium. As you age, your supply of calcium decreases. Decreasing your calcium intake reduces the density of your bones.
Your muscular mechanism
You have more than 650 muscles in your body. Your muscle makes up more than half of your body weight. Your muscles weigh more than your bones. Coordination between skeletal muscles, bones, and joints allows your body to move smoothly and quickly. Tendons attach muscles to bones.
Stronger muscles create stronger bones
If you have strong muscles, it necessarily follows that you have strong bones. By exercising regularly, you will strengthen your muscles and the bones where these muscles are connected. As you age, your muscle strength will decrease. By exercising, you will be able to strengthen your muscles and consequently make your bones stronger.
Along with exercise, proper nutrition will keep your muscles and bones healthy. Your bones and skeletal muscles work hand in hand. The nutrients you eat and the activities you do affect both your bones and your muscles.
Vitamin D and calcium are the most important nutrients that your bones and muscles need to be healthy. You can get your calcium supply from dairy products, green leafy vegetables, and calcium-fortified foods and juices. Vitamin D, on the other hand, helps your body absorb calcium. Vitamin D improves the strength of your muscles and prevents them from weakening. Healthy exposure to sunlight causes your body to produce vitamin D. Getting at least 15 minutes of sunlight a day will cause your body to make the vitamin D it needs.
Throughout your life, you build and rebuild your muscles. However, your bone (muscle) mass peaks when you are in your 20s. As you age, your bones and muscles will tend to deteriorate. Eating foods that focus on wellness during childhood will ensure healthy bones and muscles throughout your life. It is more important for women to have healthy bones and muscles than men. This is so because as women age, they lose more bone mass. Women are also at higher risk of developing osteoporosis.