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By the sounds of it you’re in pretty good shape with not too many things bothering you – which is great! It's most likely one of your biggest concerns is keeping your heart, bones and joints healthy. Keeping all those things in tip top shape will help keep you moving and stay as healthy as possible, for as long as possible.
We’ve got your back, your shoulders, your knees… Keeping moving is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Well, to help you stay on this journey, we have all the solutions you’re looking for under one roof.
World Champion Dancer, qualified Personal Trainer and TV personality Karen Hauer is a leading voice in fitness, wellness and self-care. Karen lives a very active lifestyle but also knows the power of rest for recovery. Her favourite way to stay active during any downtime is by taking long walks with her dogs and her best way to unwind at the end of a long day is to add magnesium salts to the bath before bed!
Karen has partnered with Holland & Barrett to share her knowledge and encourage you to take good care of your joints, bones and muscles.
We’ve put together a 30-day movement calendar, with the help of Karen Hauer and a stamp of approval from The British Society Lifestyle Medicine, just for you! We know what your areas of concern are, so we’ve tailored this plan specifically to help keep your joints, bones and muscles moving in the right way. We’ve included challenges like standing while you read or watch the news, focusing on your posture for the day and doing lunges whilst the kettle boils.
Before starting this challenge, you could book a 15-minute conversation to check in on your joints, bones and muscles.
We’ve got over 150 years of expertise behind us – and we’re continually growing, thanks to specialists like our Digital Health Lead, Fiona Sweny.
Fiona has highlighted lunges as her favourite exercise from the 30-day challenge. She says, "lunges work your glutes and quadriceps but they also rely on the hamstrings, at the back of the thigh. A lunge position requires a bit more balance than a squat, so you may also feel them in your stabilising muscles such as your adductors (inner thigh) and core."
Meet the expert, as a former Army Officer and a qualified physiotherapist, Fiona really knows her stuff when it comes to getting set for more movement. Her career as a physiotherapist includes working for England Rugby and The Royal Ballet School.
Our team of experts know there’s no one-size-fits-all for joint, bone, and muscle support. It has to work for you – that’s why our experts are on hand online and in-store to find a solution that slots into your day.
Meet Alex, he specialises in metabolism, diet and ageing, and the gut microbiome. Due to his extensive knowledge, Alex plays a key role in developing premium vitamin and mineral supplements here at H&B.
Check out our top picks to support joints, bones, and muscles below, selected by our Senior Nutritionist Alex Glover.
And if all of this isn’t enough to keep you going, you can find even more articles in our Joints, Bones and Muscles hub!
Who are The British Society of Lifestyle Medicine?
BSLM is a community of healthcare professionals and patients, committed to a new approach to healthcare, based on the emerging discipline of lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle Medicine is evidence-based, clinical care that supports behaviour change through person-centered techniques to improve mental wellbeing, social connection, healthy eating, physical activity, sleep and minimisation of harmful substances and behaviours.
The pillars of lifestyle medicine are:
You can find out more about BSLM here