There are a few basic elements that are needed to keep the entire musculoskeletal system healthy. Regular exercise to keep the muscles and joints tuned. Sound sleep nightly so that the muscles can repair and restore. Good basic nutrition to provide the protein, fats and nutrients to build collagen and restore daily wear and tear. Regardless of how much arthritis or osteoporosis you may have there are a host of things you can do on a daily basis to improve and restore this valuable system.