Exercises To Do When You Have Knee Pain

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At 40 you do feel forty and fabulous, but there are subtle changes happening in the body that will impact the coming decades. 

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Water exercises

These include swimming, water aerobics, or walking in water. The water maintains buoyancy and takes the pressure off the knees.

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Exercising in water is also safer for balance and mobility, as there's no risk of falling.

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Elliptical machine

This is a safe machine to use for people with knee issues and helps them get a god workout. 

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Rowing machine

A rowing machine has a seat that slides back and forth with a horizontal to pull towards you. This puts least pressure on the knees.

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An indoor cycling machine has bicycle pedals and a seat with a back. Do not stand up and pedal as it can put extra pressure on your joints.

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Short walks

Taking short walks avoids excessive pressure on the joints. Even if you go out for 5, 10, or 15 minutes couple of times a day, it all adds up. Make sure to wear well fitting walking shoes for support. 

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Tai chi

Tai chi is a low-impact martial and has many benefits. It has been shown to improve balance, flexibility and range of motion. 

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Before starting any exercise, it is advised to get an okay from your doctor. Also, always start slow and gradually increase the intensity.

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