1. Be active everyday
You don’t need to commit to a gruelling cardio regime to give your body a workout. Just 30 minutes of exercise each and every day – whether walking to the market, cycling to meet friends for coffee or swimming a few lengths at the local pool – can have a positive impact on your muscles.
When visiting the gym, always alternate between low-impact and high-impact activities to improve your muscle strength. Just remember to always warm up and cool down before and after any activity – a few simple stretching exercises can help prevent putting too much pressure on your knees, hips and shoulders.
2. Eat a balanced diet
In addition to eating a balanced diet that features plenty of fruit and vegetables and keeping your weight at a healthy level, did you know there are certain ingredients that can actually help your bones & muscles.
Antioxidants such as vitamins C, E and selenium greatly assist in contributing to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Get your daily dose by stocking up on a variety of healthy food, such as tomatoes, avocados, mangoes and brown rice. In addition, the fatty acids or omega-3s that occur naturally in fish such as salmon and sardines, as well as in wholegrain foods, can help support a healthy heart*.
3. Support your healthy lifestyle with supplements
Sometimes your body needs a helping hand to top up those nutritional needs. Thankfully, a number of specially formulated health supplements can do just that. If supporting your Bones & Muscles is your number-one priority, take a page out of tennis champion and Swisse brand ambassador Lleyton Hewitt’s book and reach for Swisse Ultiplus Triflex.
Packed with glucosamine (a naturally occurring chemical found in the fluid that surrounds our joints) and dry ginger, Swisse Ultiplus Triflex is a multi-nutrient formula that can supports bones and helps maintain connective tissue & cartilage health**.
Your Bones & Muscles matter. So give your body the best possible chance of staying fit and energetic for as long as possible. And stay active!
*EPA & DHA supports normal heart function. The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of EPA & DHA.
**Vitamin C contributes to collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage.Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue and copper to its maintenance