The best way to care for your joints is to keep them and your muscles, ligaments, and bones strong and stable. Here are some tips for good joint health.
Build Muscles to Support Joints
Strong muscles support your joints. If you don't have enough muscle, your joints take a pounding, especially your spine, hips, and knees, which must support your entire body weight. Weight training exercises help build muscle and keep your muscles and surrounding ligaments strong. That way, your joints don't have to do all the work.
Doing the exercises incorrectly increases the chance of injury.
Help Joints With a Strong Core
Make sure your exercise routine includes activities that strengthen your core. That includes your chest, back, and abdomen.
Stronger abs and back muscles help you keep your balance and prevent falls that can damage your joints.
Know Your Limits for Your Joints' Sake
Certain exercises and activities might just be too tough for your joints to handle at first. Go slow. Modify exercises that cause joint pain.
Perfect Your Posture for Good Joints
Slouching is not good for your joints. Standing and sitting up straight protect your joints from your neck to your knees. Good posture also helps guard your hip joints and back muscles.
Try the exercise I demonstrate in the video, your joints will thank you later :)
Stay Active, Eat Well!