Lots of good stuff here.
Water...oooh, water! I think it was in my teens that, under the influence of hallucinogens, I fully gained my appreciation for it. Having had been drinking basically nothing but juices and store-bought high fructose corn syrup green tea, my body cried out. I'm glad it happened young. In fact, I have hallucinogens to thank for almost all of my healthful practices and philosophies that I've maintained.
Arathu, how are you with stretching? Not advanced yoga or anything to that extent. But simple linear stretching? Hands to toes and the like. Also something I can't possibly advocate enough. There's no level of immobility that restrains one from it, and no level of advancement that restrains it from one.
I'd also recommend either a supplement with Hyaluronic acid, or to make bone broths.
I think I'll do a write-up on bone broth and post it here, as well...while we're on this healthy joint kick! The basic idea is to take any kind of animal carcass or parts thereof and crock pot it for at least 48 hours, strain, and drink the resulting soup.
You'll also get things like collagen, MSM, and other beneficial organic compounds found in connective tissues and the like, that, no surprise, do wonders for your connective tissues and the like.
Sorry if you, or anyone here, is a vegetarian and just threw up in their mouth a little bit. These things are also available in many plant sources, just not in nearly as high of concentrations nor with nearly as much bioavailability.
And, finally, sorry Seeker! Didn't mean to derail this wonderful recipe with my unending verbosity. Just figured I would shed a little more light while eyes were peeled.