Keep Your Knees Healthy

Maintaining the health of our joints can be a bit of a catch-22. A sedentary lifestyle leads to gradual weakening of the muscles and thus the joints as well. A very active lifestyle may lead to wear and tear type injuries. Ideally, we hope to fall somewhere in the middle; keeping our bodies strong and stable, while avoiding over-use.

Knees are one of the most commonly injured joints, be it from instability, wear and tear, random mishaps or athletic endeavors. The great news is there are some basic exercises you can add into your life – today – to help improve the health of this very important joint.

Whether you are looking for preventative tips, rebuilding after an injury or surgery, or wanting to eliminate some current aches/pains before an injury occurs, check out the video below for some user-friendly tips to keep your knees happy.

Please leave your feedback and questions as you give these exercises a try. You’ll want to master these before progressing to part 2, which I’ll share in an upcoming blog. If you want some insider tips before then, subscribe to the PaleoExperience YouTube channel, where part 2 is already posted. 😉

To Your Best Health,

Autum

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About Autum's FITNESS 4U

I love all things health-related and have a special passion for dancing, hiking, traveling, and creating memories! I am grateful to have an amazing husband, family and friends to share this life with.
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2 Responses to Keep Your Knees Healthy

  1. seattlesamba says:

    Very thorough, and great instructions for each exercise! I find this very helpful, especially learning about the tie-in between the glute muscles (max and mini) and knee health, which I’d never realized before. It’s also a great reminder that just aerobics and heavy-weights weightlifting (squats with weights, for example) aren’t necessarily going to ensure that the supportive muscles are engaging sufficiently to support the knee. (I am thoroughly guilty of going for more energetic and/or weight-involved exercises–guaranteed endorphin thrills–vs. fine-tuning.) This is clearly great knee insurance, and I’ll be starting these exercises today.

  2. Laura Zera says:

    The timing of this post is perfect for me, given that I just spent eight weeks getting over a bursitis flare-up in my left knee. Now I find that the knee isn’t tracking properly (very clicky) so will incorporate these exercises into my daily stretch routine and see how it does. Thanks very much!

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