My sister often jokes that the reason dogs love humans so much is because they use their strong sense of smell to associate humans with 206 big, juicy bones.
Bones are what keep us from being a lump of mass on the floor. Bones provide stability and structure to support our bodies. And yet, bones are so much more than that.
Bones are the manufacturing sites of red and white blood cells- which give us immunity and life. They store essential minerals like calcium. Bones protect life- essential organs like brain, eyes, heart and lungs. They allow us to crush and chew our food into digestible sizes. They can conduct signals which, I truly believe, could someday allow us to experience vision and music in a completely revolutionary way.
But I am not here to write a song in praise of bones. I am here to discuss why we should think about them.
Bones are hardened tissues comprising substances like certain fibers called collagen, calcium, minerals and water.
Above all, bones are alive. Each bone in your body is a living organism, that eats food, drinks water, grows when you exercise it and degenerates as it ages, just like you do.
Think of your bones as your 206 little guardian angles. Each of these little angels essentially support you in some way or another.
But if you do not feed them well – give them enough water, exercise them and give them ample rest – they will start becoming weaker and thereby, make you weaker.
It is as easy as that. Eat healthy, drink plenty of water, exercise well and rest amply. Here are some steps that you must take to keep you 206 Guardian angels happy and well.