Sponsored by GOPO® Joint Health

In the pursuit to turn back the clock, lotions and potions promising eternal youth have become a firm part of our daily routines. Yet, whilst we typically attribute ageing to how we look on the outside, it is predominantly influenced by our internal physical and mental capabilities, such as our ability to walk, see, think and remember. In fact, the real anti-ageing secret is to stay youthful from the inside out, prioritising internal health and wellbeing to help prevent physical decline and live a longer and happier life.

Whilst it’s often taken for granted, a fundamental part of ageing well is maintaining the ability to move efficiently. Not only will this ensure that we can continue to live independently, but also improve our overall health and wellbeing by keeping us active and mobile.

Healthy joints are essential for efficient movement, but as we age, bones become less dense, muscle mass decreases and cartilage can become thinner, especially after the menopause. Fortunately, there are simple ways to help maintain optimal joint health and ensure we can easily perform daily living activities for years to come. So, what exactly should we be doing to keep our joints in tip-top condition?

How to protect your joints as you age:

Julie Robinson, optimal ageing expert and founder of the evidence-based and nationally recognised fitness initiative, Move it or Lose it, says: “If you’re over 50, you should consider tailoring your exercise regime to accommodate for natural changes in joint health. Low-impact exercises are kinder on joints so try to incorporate activities such as swimming or cycling into your routine. I’d even recommend adding in gentle strength training to help build up lost strength from an age-related decrease in muscle mass.”

To support an active lifestyle, eating a healthy and balanced diet is also key. Try to eat a diet that includes a wide variety of foods that not only help keep you feeling great but also help keep your joints in good working order.

Whilst a good diet and exercise regime can help support overall health and wellbeing, a supplement may also help to maintain joint health from the inside out. GOPO® Joint Health contains specially cultivated naturally sourced rose-hip with a uniquely high level of GOPO®.

GOPO®, a key component of rose-hip, was discovered over 20 years ago in Denmark. Longstanding research projects have focused on rose-hip with a high level of GOPO®. Rose-hip helps maintain healthy and flexible joints.

It is also rich in Vitamin C which contributes to the formation of collagen for the normal function of cartilage. Cartilage is the protective and connective component of joints.

GOPO® Joint Health is available from Boots, Amazon, supermarkets and independent chemists and retailers nationwide. Visit gopo.co.uk for further information.