In today’s blog, I will address a very common problem these days: knee problems. So many people in their late 30s or early 40s, or late 40s are experiencing knee problems, and usually, the attitude is once you have knee problems, how do I fix my knees? How do I take care of my knees? Instead, the attitude should be what do I need to do now so in future I will not have these problems so today I will tell you what you can do to keep your knees healthy if you are already having knee problems then also these tips are going to be very useful for you but specifically for youngsters in their late 20s or 30s that have no problem at all you should be aware of all these things that I’m going to tell you now so in future you don’t have knee problems.
6 TIPS FOR KNEES
So our body is like a machine. Every joint is attached to something all the joints, ligaments, muscles bones are attached in a certain way, so the geometry of the body is such that you have to move it in a certain way as we are talking about the knee if you move your knee joint it has to be moved it’s like a fulcrum it has to be moved in a certain way.
TIP : 1
The very first thing that has changed in the modern age is nobody sits on the floor, or they don’t fold their legs that much. so the first thing that you need to do is as much as possible try to sit on the floor or even if you’re sitting on the couch fold your knees so in sukhasana like this try to sit so your knees are fold, so that’s tip number one.
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The second thing is when you walk to observe how you’re walking. Many people tend to walk like a penguin, so they keep their feet sideways like that. They walk like this if you are doing that since your ankle and your knees are attach through muscles through the bone; what happens when you move your foot sideways? Your knee tilts a little bit, and then you’re trying to walk forward, which puts a weird pressure on your knee. Hence, when you’re walking, try to keep your feet parallel to each other as I said, if the geometry of the body is correct, the machine will work better, so keep your feet parallel to each other and then walk because this is how your knee should be working not like this like that.
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Third, if you take regular walks or jogging or running, always stretch your body before walking. Usually, the formula is when you are stretching before you walk, you should be stretching the front part of your legs or front part of the knee, so stretches like this will be good and see what kind of stretches those are. Still, in general, anything in front of the knee stretches those, and similarly, once you are done with your walk after your walk, you should be doing some stretches. After your walk, you should be concentrating on the back part of the knee, so more stretches towards the back when you stretch your hamstrings.
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Another tip is to do regular hip opening exercises the more flexible and more open your si joint is, the more light you are going to be with your upper body, and it won’t be as much pressure because if you have tilted hips, then one of the knees is going to get more pressure so do hip-opening exercises.
TIP : 5
The next tip, believe it or not, try to walk barefoot. I’m not saying walk barefoot all the time, but try to walk barefoot whenever you get a chance. We have in our whole body 206 bones, but we have 26 on each foot, so 26 on this foot and 26 on this foot; there is a reason for it. There is a reason we have so tiny little bones and little joints in our foot, so when we walk barefoot and the surface is uneven, our foot takes shape. The bones move, and they take the shape of the surface to give us good support, and that keeps up with the arc of the foot. If we have a good arc, we have good support on the ground.
But nowadays because of the good footwear, we don’t exercise our feet that much our bones they don’t move that many muscles are getting loose enough because we are not using those muscles and what happens when the arch becomes to start flat and once you have a flat foot you start to get plantar fasciitis problem and then the problem increases and comes up to your knees because your knees absorb a lot of shock in your walk because your arc is gone so whenever you get a chance walk barefoot.
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And the last tip is as soon as you wake up in the morning. It doesn’t matter how it doesn’t matter whether you’re sitting or lying down just all of your joints move them every single joint knee, toe, even toes, ankles move everything it will take only five minutes less than five minutes. Still, as soon as you wake up, open all the joints.
If you follow, these are the few tips if you follow, you can avoid having future knee problems in your life.
- Sit in sukhasana more often. 2. Keep your feet parallel while walking.
- Stretch your quads and front of the knees before walking.
- Stretch your hamstring and back of the knee after walking.
- Do hip opening exercises.
- Walk barefoot every day for 10-30 minutes.
- Open all of your joints after waking up in the morning.
I hope you enjoyed this Tips.