The aging suit simulates the effects of aging, such as impaired sight and hearing, a restricted range of movement, and declining strength.

When we get older an "age suit" is what we wear. Exercise helps us get a new "age suit" that is less cumbersome.

The Joint Age Test is an online tool for determining the approximate age of the body’s joints — and it offers ways for improving joint health.

Give your joints an age test using this "manual" joint age calculator.

MOST of us take our joints for granted until they play up, by which time significant degenerative changes may already have occurred. Many people are unaware of minor losses in mobility, or may just attribute stiffness, aches and pains to the season or the weather.

Use this Joint Age Test to assess whether your joints are ageing faster than the rest of you. As most joint problems become worse if not tackled early, take the test to see how you fare.

Add up the points in brackets after the questions to which you answer YES:

In a large, multicenter trial published in 2006, researchers found some evidence that glucosamine and chondroitin alleviated pain in patients with moderate to severe knee osteoarthritis, the most common type. But subsequent studies have not confirmed that finding. And treatment guidelines issued in May 2013 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons don’t recommend glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, citing lack of efficacy.

The research on these supplements is mixed. In a 2005 review of glucosamine, 20 studies involving 2,570 patients were analyzed -- showing glucosamine to be safe but not better than a placebo in reducing pain and stiffness and improving function. However, a World Health Organization review of evidence on glucosamine found that it relieves arthritis-related knee pain and improves joint function.

In 2006, the Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT), funded by the National Institutes of Health, found the two supplements were more effective when combined. However, only people with moderate or severe pain from knee arthritis reported significant benefit. They got better pain relief than from an anti-inflammatory painkiller.

In September 2008, a follow-up GAIT study compared people who took the supplements or medication for an additional 18 months. All those patients had moderate to severe knee pain. After two years, there was no significant difference between the treatment and placebo groups.

(Bottom line exercise helps relieve pain because you loose weight and have less pressure on your knee joints. A placebo doesn't do anything but make you think it is doing something. If you want to loose your "age suit" exercise and help yourself.)     Use A Manual Reel Grass Mower For Exercise