Exercising with bad knees can be challenging, but it is still possible to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips for exercising with bad knees:
Low-impact activities: Choose low-impact activities that put less stress on your knees. Walking, cycling, swimming, and yoga are good options.
Strengthening exercises: Strengthening the muscles around your knees can help support the joint and reduce pain. Focus on exercises that target the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes, such as leg lifts, wall sits, and lunges.
Range of motion exercises: Gentle range of motion exercises can help keep your knees flexible and reduce stiffness. Try knee circles, heel slides, and ankle pumps.
Avoid high-impact activities: High-impact activities such as running and jumping can put a lot of stress on your knees and exacerbate pain. If you want to do these activities, consider doing them on a soft surface or using a knee brace for support.
Work with a physical therapist: A physical therapist can design a personalized exercise program for you based on your specific needs and goals. They can also teach you proper form and technique to avoid further injury.
Remember to listen to your body and start slowly. If you experience pain or discomfort, stop and rest. It's important to consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise program, especially if you have a history of knee problems.
For exercise classes that help bad knees, have a look at our bad knees bundle - you can find it here: https://www.gemmapearcefitness.co.uk/product-page/exercise-for-bad-knees-class-bundle
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