Bien-être physique

I preserve my youth thanks to the benefits of silica

Je préserve ma jeunesse grâce aux bienfaits de la silice

Who has never been embarrassed when tying their shoes by a pinch on the lower back or when buckling their children's seat belts? This is proof that your joints seem a little “rusty”. It is high time to maintain them to ensure your mobility.

On a daily basis our joint system is constantly in use. Did you know that the human body has around 400 different joints which ensure the proper functioning and mobility of the body.

The joint system has the following key elements:

  • Cartilage: connective tissue which cushions shocks caused by movements;
  • Synovial fluid : this plays the role of lubricant in the joint;
  • Ligaments and tendons : they connect the muscles and bones to support the joint in its movements.

On a daily basis our joint system is constantly in use. Did you know that the human body has around 400 different joints which ensure the proper functioning and mobility of the body.

Facing preconceived ideas

Did you know that we gain flexibility until the age of 12? After this age, it will be necessary to maintain it regularly so as not to lose it. However, whether we like it or not with age we all lose mobility and for good reason: an 80 year old person will lose around 50% of their mobility.

And contrary to popular belief, maintaining flexibility is not just reserved for women! Naturally stiffer, men must pay even more attention to their joints and their flexibility to prevent aging.

On a daily basis, you can easily take care of your joints by working on your flexibility to age well and stay healthy.

The many benefits of flexibility

  • Prevent joint or muscle pain;
  • Fight against age-related inconveniences (osteoarthritis, neck pain);
  • Improve your sporting performance;
  • Avoid chronic pain linked to a sedentary lifestyle.

Maintaining flexibility: actions to adopt

Every day, it is through very simple actions that we can act to improve flexibility.

Regaining your flexibility and improving your mobility remains possible at any age with a healthy lifestyle but there is no miracle cure, flexibility is maintained and it is on a daily basis that we must act. You have to move to stimulate your joint system, because a joint that moves is a more flexible joint.

Here are some actions to adopt in your life, to no longer be bothered by simple movements.

No. 1: Stimulate your mobility: move, move, move!

How and when?

  • Walk 400 steps during a phone conversation, at the supermarket, park further away so you can walk;
  • At the office: remember to uncross your legs when you are seated and take regular breaks to stretch them;
  • Stretch in the morning: when you wake up, make gestures to stretch the joints in specific areas (legs, feet, arms);
  • Choose the stairs rather than the elevator;
  • Do appropriate physical exercises to effectively improve the joint system and favor gentle sports such as stretching and yoga because they combine stretching and breathing. Pilates, brisk walking and swimming are also very beneficial for gently taking care of your joints.

No. 2: Take care of your diet

A healthy and balanced diet is essential to have a healthy lifestyle and control weight gain. Remember to hydrate yourself well with water, favor certain foods rich in antioxidants and silicon (lentils, red fruits, carrots, broccoli, wholemeal bread, white beans, etc.) because these foods will help fight against cellular aging and protect the cartilage in your joints.

No. 3: Targeted exercises: “the flexibility routine”

Remember, consistency pays off. So every day adopt a simple routine, with mini stretching sessions to do at home, or to intersperse at the beginning or end of a sports session.

Please note that everyone must listen to their body, and that the exercises proposed must in no case hurt (although unpleasant for some). In the event of a muscular or joint problem, do not hesitate to seek advice from a health professional who will be able to adapt the actions according to your body.

Our examples can be done at any time of the day:

Upper body: neck, shoulders, wrists

  • Head movement yes-no: make slow head movements, up and down and from left to right;
  • Shoulder rotation: make arcs with your shoulders without moving the rest of the body;
  • Arm rotation: make large arm movements forward and backward;
  • Wrist rotation: Place your palms together and interlace your fingers, rotating on each side.

The middle of the body: pelvis, back

  • Cat posture: alternate between round back and flat back postures;
  • Pelvic tilt movement: standing with your legs apart, push your pelvis backwards by arching your back and puffing out your chest and forwards by contracting your buttocks;
  • Rotation of the pelvis: still standing with your legs apart, perform slow rotations of the pelvis in a clockwise direction.

Lower body: knees, ankles, toes

  • Knee rotation: raise and bend the leg in front of you and perform shin rotations (alternate legs);
  • Ankle flexions and extensions: sitting on a chair, while keeping your heel on the ground, place your toe on the ground and lift the heel so that you feel the stretch, (alternate the two ankles);
  • Ankle rotation: still sitting with your back straight, lift one leg up and do ankle rotations (alternate legs).

Natural solutions to preserve flexibility

We therefore understand that draining the body and avoiding inflammation will be important for joint flexibility and comfort, but we are perhaps less aware that Silica is an essential mineral.

What is silica?

Silica comes from silicon, this mineral is present on the surface of the earth (in soils, rocks, sand) it is naturally present in our body (around 7 mg).

Silica is involved, among other things, in the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which ensure the flexibility and resistance of connective tissues which are the “soft” tissues of the body and which allow us to have good cartilage, beautiful skin, beautiful hair, strong nails, supple tendons and ligaments.

For all these reasons it is important to ensure that our silicon intake is sufficient because its assimilation decreases with age and our diet cannot make up for these losses because the quantity of silicon contained in food is very low.

The solution that combines Silica and Plant: Silica Nettle

There are many plants that provide silica: cereals (except corn), millet, beet and cane sugar, pollen, garlic, shallots, radishes, dandelion, Jerusalem artichoke, olives. , most fruits (mainly in their skin), and also, nettle, horsetail, bamboo, etc.

Silica Nettle, which contains nettle leaf, combines several benefits including the provision of silica and the anti-inflammatory effect. The silica from nettle is specially assimilated by our body and therefore very effective in maintaining its suppleness.

Silica Nettle therefore provides 100% natural, 100% vegetable and 100% organic Silicon. It is a natural solution to support the joint system and the vitality of the body.

Doing a Silica Nettle treatment 1 to 2 times a year may be necessary to ensure a sufficient supply of silica to the body.

Sources

  • https://www.mangerbouger.fr/Bouger-plus/Comment-bouger-plus/Faire-des-exercises/Exercices-pour-ameliorer-sa-mobilite-articulaire
  • https://conseilsport.decathlon.fr/pourquoi-faire-du-sport-sante-moral-plaisir
  • https://www.observatoire-sante.fr/entreprises-sa-souplesse-pourquoi-et-comment/
  • https://entrainement-sportif.fr/souplesse.htm
  • https://amelioretasante.com/decouvrez-plus-grande-souplesse-muscles/
  • https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0762915X05831766
  • https://www.gymdoucesenior.fr/exercises-physiques/souplesse/
  • https://acteurdemasante.lu/fr/rhumatologie/le-role-des-articulations/

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