How your bones, tendons and ligaments change with age.

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.