Benefits of Exercising to the Musculoskeletal System

Benefits of Exercising to the Musculoskeletal System

Orthopedic surgeons focus on surgeries that involve the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system is important to keep healthy, as well as any other system in the body, to help prevent injuries and become stronger.

What is the musculoskeletal system? It is a system in the body that provides form, stability, support, and movement to the body. It is the bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and other connective tissue that binds tissues and organs together.

How does exercising help the musculoskeletal system? Exercising benefits the musculoskeletal system by maintaining good muscle mass, muscle strength to help prevent injuries, bone strength, and flexibility/range of motion. This helps by enhancing balance, joint stability, good posture, reducing osteoporosis, and reducing risk of fractures.

What exercises specifically help the musculoskeletal system? Some examples of this would be planks, sit-ups, push-ups, body weight squats, lunges, and lifting weights. To also help out with the musculoskeletal system, it’s important to make sure the exercises done include all the major muscles groups like arms, shoulders, legs, back, buttocks, and abdomen.

While exercising, it is very important to make sure that you do not over-strain the muscle groups that you are working on. Over-straining them can lead to serious damage to the musculoskeletal system. If you are unsure of what exercises to do or start doing, you can consult with your doctor to see what they suggest to get you started.