Bones are rigid structures held together with ligaments that meet at the joints. These ligaments along with other connective tissues present at the joints enable our movements and enhance our mobility. The most common problem to affect bones and result in bones cracking is a blow to our bones (as in an accident) or repeated stress at the bones and joints. In old age, bones cracking can occur when bones become brittle due to a loss of nutrients and particularly if the supporting muscles are also weak.

A range of protein, vitamins and minerals are essential to build healthy bones and bones cartilage. A calcium rich diet is very important to reduce loss of calcium from your bones. Contrary to expectations, bones also regenerate like the other cells and tissues in our body and need a regular dose of nutrients and nourishment to keep them healthy and strong.

The process of regeneration in our bones slows down as we get along in the years and therefore it takes a very long time for bones in adults to be rebuilt with new minerals. This is one of the reasons why the older you are the more likely you are vulnerable to bones cracking. Very often dietary supplements are suggested for people who do not get supply of nutrients in their regular diet.

Worn out or ill fitting footwear are a significant cause of falls. A frequent outcome of such falls is bones cracking. You may also be at risk of bones cracking if you tend to spend a long time in a particular position (like when driving or working at a call center). If you have to stay in one position say at your desk try to move around and stretch at least at an interval of every thirty minutes. If you have to stand for long periods, rest one foot on a step to relieve pressure and change feet after every ten minutes.

Strength training exercises help you keep your bones flexible and in good condition and prevent bones cracking. When it concerns the bones, it is never too late to start to care for them. A calcium rich diet including dairy foods will protect your bones for life. In later years, a good intake of calcium and phosphorous will reduce the risk of bones cracking. A dietician may help you in planning out your meals so that you get all the recommended dietary allowances of vitamins and minerals.

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