Good bone and joint health is vital to your overall well-being. Your bones serve several important functions. For example, bones:
- Provide structure for your body
- Protect your organs
- Anchor your muscles
- Store your body’s calcium reserve.
Maintaining good bone and joint health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. It has been estimated that as many as 70% of Canadians will require orthopaedic surgery at some point in their lifetime. With healthy choices about nutrition, activities and activity levels, and preventing injury, bone and joint health can carry us throughout our lives – longer and stronger.