Category Archives: Bone & Joint Health

Joint Knowledge: The Hand and Wrist

The hand and wrist consist of 27 different bones. Unlike other bones in your anatomy, the physiology of your wrist and hand function to aid in movement. These joints move, roll, and maneuver so that you are better able to grasp objects, form feats of dexterity, and manage tasks that you likely never think about. […]

Whole-Body Vibration & Bone Density: Part I

Exercise and nutrition are important aspects of health to focus on when trying to improve bone density. They provide the stimulation and building blocks needed to support healthy bones. Today, let’s take a look at a particular and, dare we say odd, type of exercise training: whole-body vibration. Think we’re crazy? Bear with us.   What is whole-body […]

The Top 10 Posts of 2019

Today is the last Friday of 2019 and, if you’ve been a part of the Flex Fam for some time, you know that Fridays are a special day of the week for us. Each Friday–which we’ve dubbed Flex Friday–we strive to publish an article with actionable tools, helpful tips, or background knowledge on topics relating […]

3 Simple Exercises to Protect Your Bones

Bone health is a prevalent concern for many.  When bone density reaches low levels, the risk for fracture increases and, for the aging population, that often translates into high-risk for dependent living and decreased lifespan.  Whether you’re young or old, working on your bone strength is a good idea! So, how can one preserve their […]

Joint Knowledge: The Elbow

The elbow joint connects the upper arm and the forearm. It is one of the body’s most frequently used joints, and many important structures pass through or around it. The elbow contains a large amount of lubricating liquid (which is, sadly, not called elbow grease). This lubricant allows the elbow to make smooth, precise movements even when it is bearing a substantial weight load.

Joint Knowledge: Bone Mineral Density

Bone mineral density (BMD) is the mass of bone mineral per volume of bone tissue. A BMD test, also known as a bone mass measurement test, is used to gauge a person’s risk of developing osteoporosis and bone fracture. Read on to learn more about BMD and the benefits and risks of getting a BMD test.

Strontium FAQs

Strontium has been used in medicine, dentistry, and dietary supplementation. This article reviews the various forms and uses for strontium, addresses the safety and side effects of these strontium forms, and highlights the evidence for the usage of each form.

We’ll help you understand this element through commonly asked questions from those who have considered strontium as a part of their health approach. 

Phospholipids: What’s the big deal?

A few months ago, we posted an article on digestion, absorption, and bioavailability and which is the most important when considering a supplement. There, we mentioned a nutrient that most aren’t very familiar with: phospholipids. 

Phospholipids are crucial to efficient nutritional absorption in the body. Therefore, finding a supplement that contains phospholipids is a big deal if you want to make sure you get the most from that supplement. 

Joint Knowledge: The ACL

ACL injuries are among the most common types of knee injuries, usually occurring during activities that require sharp turns, high-impact jumping and landing, physical force to the knee, and sudden stops and starts. These include sports such as basketball, soccer, football, tennis, skiing, and mixed martial arts.

In today’s post, we’re going to take a closer look at this little ligament.

Joint Knowledge: The Knee

The knee is the largest joint in the human body, comprising of four bones, four main ligaments, two main  tendons, and cartilage. It supports the weight of the body and functions as a hinge, allowing lower leg movement. Crucial movements such as standing, walking, running, and squatting rely on healthy knees.

Read on to learn about the structure and function of the knee.

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