Bones: Starts ageing at 35.
Throughout our life, old bone is broken down by cells and replaced by bone – building cells a process called bone turnover.
In adults this process can take 10 years.
Until our mid-20s bone density is still increasing but at the age of 35 bone loss becomes a part of the natural ageing process.
For females after the menopause increases their chance to develop osteopenia or osteoporosis.
TENDONS AND LIGAMENTS: With age they lose their elasticity and endurance and are more sensitive to injuries.
JOINTS: With age become stiffer (less range of motion) or more hypermobile (instability of the joints).
CARTILAGE: Degeneration and or calcification of cartilage.