Exercise for Healthy Knees – Exercise is important to keep you in good health. Exercise keeps your all body parts specially the joints and muscles in good state. In order to keep yourself away from the pain of arthritis exercise is the best way which you must perform from your younger days. Especially the knees and back pain are very common among women and men within the age slab of thirties till old age. In order to strengthen your knees you need to follow some exercise which will keep your knees in good health. Today we are going to discuss about some of the Exercise for Healthy Knees.
Exercise for Healthy Knees
First of all don’t sit for longer period to keep your knees healthy then keep them moving, get up and move around in between your work and relaxation.
Calf stretch is a very easy exercise. To perform this exercise you need to stand at arms length at distance from the wall holding the wall for support. Place your right foot behind the left foot and try to bend your left knee forward keeping your right knee straight and your right heel must be on the floor and left knee must be above left foot. Hold the pose for thirty seconds and repeat the same with the other leg.
Lie down keeping both legs straight and then place a long strap around the ball of your right foot. Try to lift your leg using the strap till you feel a stretch behind your knee and thigh. Hold the pose for 30 seconds and switch the leg. Repeat the exercise for at least two times.
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Quadriceps set makes your knee muscles and joints stronger. Sit on the floor with your right leg extended straight out in front with a towel roll under your right knee. Try to push your knee down into the towel by tighten your thigh. Try to hold for five seconds and switch it with another leg and do it for at least ten times. You can even perform this exercise lying down on ground.
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Straight leg raise
Extended right leg and keep left leg bent while lying down. Then lift your straight leg up until both knees meet, then slowly lower them down and then switch the legs. Repeat the exercise for ten times each.
Try to keep your body weight over the balls of the feet while standing with legs apart and knee little bent. Try to jump straight up while looking upward and keep your shoulders back. Land with knees slightly bent and knees should be in square position while landing down. Repeat this exercise for at least five times.
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Take care of your knees by keeping a check on your body weight. Remember not stretch too much before exercising, little warm up is good. Try to also strengthen your joint muscles. Always try to keep your knee joint flexible and moving. Have calcium, fish and vitamin D to keep your bones, muscles and joints in good health.
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