When we think of being agile, flexible and well balanced, we rarely think of our bones, as the natural perception is that they are a hard rigid element of our bodies. However, they play an important role in the movement of the body, transmitting the force of muscle contractions. So it is important that we maintain their density, especially after the age of thirty.
When we're younger our bodies make new bone faster than they break down old bone, and bone mass increases. After our thirtieth birthday, the remodelling of our bones continues at a slower rate, and we lose more bone mass than we gain, causing us to physically shrink as we age.
By taking care of our bones, we can remain stronger and more flexible. Regular exercise is important in maintaining and increasing our bone density. Yoga and pilates are especially beneficial as when body parts move against the force of gravity bone mass density increases
Also, regular consumption of mineral water improves bone health and helps prevent diseases such as reduced post-menopausal bone density (osteoporosis) in women. Each bottle of Found Bubbly is classified as a calcium-rich mineral water and naturally contains 8% of your daily calcium needs (170Mg/L). Studies also suggest that calcium from mineral water is absorbed much better by the body than calcium from dairy. The naturally occurring magnesium in Found Bubbly (72mg/L) also works to maintain muscle performance.
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