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ADDING LIFE TO YOUR BAD KNEES: WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR KNEES

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Finding difficulty in climbing stairs, walking and picking up things from ground.Then its time to pay attention to your knees.

Our human body like a machine undergoes wear and tear of parts and joints and it requires proper maintenance and care. Undoubtedly with aging your joints and muscles get weak and less mobile. Knee joints supports your whole body that helps in walking, running, jumping and many other routines jobs. But they are least taken care of till you feel pain and discomfort in performing daily routine activities. So start taking steps for strengthening your knee joints before it’s too late.

Knee problem can happen to person of any age group due to any injury, being overweight or because of an aging body. The knee pain can be accompanied by

  • Swollen knee
  • Limping due to discomfort
  • Locking of knee(difficulty in bending of knee)
  • Difficulty in climbing up stairs.

POSSIBLE FACTORS FOR KNEE PAIN.

GENETICS

Some genes interfere with the joint pain. Some joint pains are hereditary. It may transfer from parents to children.

GETTING AGED

It’s the most common reason for knee pain. People with age below 40 are less likely to suffer from this. Its probability increases after 40.

BEING OVERWEIGHT

Being obese can contribute to the reasons for knee pain. The excess weight can make it difficult knee joints to bear it.

INJURY

Any joint injury at any age can lead to knee problem.It may include any accident, falling down etc.

5 WAYS TO GET YOUR KNEES FIT &FINE

Don’t Forget To Exercise

If you rest, you rust. Similarly keep your knee joints moving and exercising. The exercise for strengthening knee joints include lunges, step ups and squats. They help to keep your knee joints strong.

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Lunges

Try standing straight with hands on hips. Taking a large step, place the left foot in the front and lower the body downwards until the left leg bends at an angle of 90 degree. The back knee will continue to lower down until it almost touches the floor. Follow these steps a number of times before switching to the other position.

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Stand straight up and squat to the floor by keeping the back straight and bending the knee. This exercise can also be performed easily by standing before a chair, sitting on it and then getting up.

Step ups

Try to step up on a raised surface with just one foot. Follow the same steps with the other foot.

DITCH THE UNHEALTHY DIET

Avoid food that causes inflammation because that makes joints painful and weak. Include healthy diet supplements to your food. It may include:

  • Vitamin E : It prevent cartilage damage within joints. Kiwi, mango, spinach, broccoli are rich source of vitamin E.
  • Calcium : Calcium without any doubt are good for healthy bones. Increase calcium intake in form of dairy products, almonds and green leafy vegetables.
  • Vitamin D : It provide mobility and strength to the knees.
Image result for yoga and swimmingTAKE UP YOGA AND SWIMMING

Practicing yoga can help you strengthen your knees. yoga poses helps in reducing body weight and toning body parts. Swimming is also considered best for strengthening knees and adding flexibility to them.

STOP POPPING PAIN KILLERS

It is considered harmful to have pain killers as it poses harmful effects to body. Instead indulge in massage therapy or acupuncture etc.