Bone, joint awareness vital
World Bone and Joint Awareness Week is noted on calendars from 12-20 October; but do we actually know what this week is about?
Often these health days of the year only become known to us through social media, and if the information doesn’t fit into a snappy one-liner, many people overlook them and keep scrolling.However, the intention and the education behind these days are important and the aim is to make us aware of our bodies and how we need to look after them.
“World Bone and Joint Week is aimed at educating us on disorders such as arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and the effects of childhood obesity on musculoskeletal system,” says Odette Vass, brand manager for a joint care brand.
“Millions of people worldwide suffer from bone and joint conditions which can cause long-term pain and physical disability.
“Knowing more about how bones and joints can be kept healthy is a vital part of keeping our bodies in proper working condition.”
Vass suggests the following tips on how to help keep your bones and joints healthy:
Low impact and smart exercising can help your joints maintain their movement and reduce stiffness, and by doing so, nutrients are delivered to the cartilage to help keep them healthy...