Are you getting in gear? Oh, wait! Did you think I meant getting in gear for the holidays? No. I meant are you getting in gear for your workout so you can eat guilt free for the holidays. 😊 That’s what I’m doing!
I just wanted to drop you a note to say watch those knees while you do your thing!
Our knees are hard at work every day, whether we’re standing, walking, going up the stairs, or running. Knees absorb pressure with every step we take and they help support our weight when we’re standing. As we grow older, knees sustain damages from regular wear-and-tear. Your knees could also grow weaker or sustain injuries from improper use, especially when working out or doing other physical activities.
So, proper care for the knees and special attention to mobility and strength is important for both older adults and younger adults to avoid creaky, painful knees.
So, how does one take care of one’s knees, then?
You must strengthen the muscles around the knees to keep the knees strong and healthy.
Here are 4 simple exercises that are fun, easy to do and you can do them anywhere at any time.
- Wall Squats – Your house’s walls are your best friends for this exercise! No need for any gym equipment or other exercising tools to help you do it.
- Leg Extensions – What I like about this exercise is that you can do it while just sitting down on your table or on a high chair You can do this anytime and anywhere too.
- Hamstring Curls – Another simple knee exercise that you can add to any of your routines with how easy it is. The standing hamstring curls can be done with ankle weights. They are excellent for strengthening your glutes and hamstrings, which of course helps your knees stay strong as well. As a bonus, hamstring curls are also helping your core and balance.
- Leg Raises – I think that leg raises are especially fun to do. You can do them while lying on your side, on your stomach, on your back or even while standing.
Always warm up before working out and don’t skip cooling down, or stretching after your workout. It helps to maintain circulation and flexibility after physical exertion. For the same reasons, I also suggest stretching in the morning, right after getting out of bed, and at night, just before you sleep to keep your whole body flexible.
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My Fav Quote This Month –
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein