Our knees take a knocking. From walking around to running to hiking, your knees are subject to a lot of force and are the most commonly injured joints in your body. When you simply walk up the stairs, the pressure put on your knee joints is four times your body weight! If you suffer from knee pain, you’re not alone. Nearly 50 million Americans feel the same way.
“I have bad knees” may be an easy excuse when you don’t want to exercise. But reducing your activity level to avoid pain may actually weaken your muscles and make your bad knees worse. Carefully managing your knee health with the right exercises will help your knees stay healthy for the long haul.