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SFHF_Silvermagazine_April_2024_Allergy_LeaderboardThe Westin Nova Scotian Wellness

March 20, 2023

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Better bone health for the long haul

The secret to longevity lies in your bones, literally. Your skeleton is your core. How you move, the quality of food and supplements you ingest, and your sleep cycle all matter to bone health — immensely. It’s like a “trifecta” for building a better framework: diet, exercise, and sleep. But it’s also not quite that simple. To better understand how to build healthy bones, let’s first look inside to understand your physical infrastructure. As part of the skeletal system, the bones and cartilage perform three basic, but essential functions: to support the body, protect the organs, and allow for movement that works in tandem with the tendons and muscles. Marrow is found at the center of the bones and this is where the magic happens. The bone marrow assists in the formation of blood cells — both red and white — along with storing a vast amount of fats and

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