Not only does exercise work wonders for our muscles, but did you know that exercise actually has significant benefits to our skeletal system, too? I was super shocked at just how much exercise influences our bones, and if you’re intrigued too, check them out below!
👉 SHORT TERM EFFECTS 👈
✅ We produce more Synovial Fluid
Exercising boosts our production of synovial fluid. This is the lubricant inside of our joints which helps to bring oxygen and nutrients to them. This enhanced production also stops the cartilage around the joints from drying out, therefore keeping them lubricated, nourished and protected. This increases our range of movement in the long-term!
👉 LONG TERM EFFECTS 👈
✅ Increased bone density, size and weight
Exercising puts our bones under stress, and this teaches them to rebuild stronger in preparation to be better suited for more exercise. This stress can also impact our bone ligament which holds our joints in place.
✅ More resistant to injuries and faster recovery
Stronger bones means that we are more resistant to injuries, and this strength and increased efficiency can also help us to recover more quickly if we do become injured.
✅ Prevents Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis is a medical condition whereby the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue. Exercising regularly reduces the rate of bone loss and conserves the bone tissue, this lowers the risk of fractures.
Now I don’t know about you, but I was actually really surprised at just how much of an impact exercise and physical activity has on our bone structure. Here’s to a future filled with burpees and strong bones, hey! 😉💪