Keep on moving
Joint health is a vital component in keeping you nimble and flexible well into old age.
The body is a complex and intricate system. But in essence, the way the body moves is fairly simple.
Your bones and muscles act as a network of rods and levers. When the muscles (the levers in this analogy) shorten or lengthen, they cause the bones to move around.
When the bones meet they form joints that allow this movement to happen.
However, if the joints become compromised or damaged, movement becomes more difficult and restricted. This can cause all sorts of health issues as you get older.
But there are many small changes you can make to keep your joints healthy and your movement and flexibility optimal into old age.