On my knees!
April 13, 2009 4:16 PM Subscribe
How do knees stay healthy?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur to Health & Fitness (18 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a young woman with healthy knees. At least, I think so. They never hurt. Though, lately, probably because I'm heavier presently than I like to be, they get stiff sometimes, or even go "pop" a little. This when I've been sitting Indian-style or curled up some other way for too long. Nothing that I think is too worrisome, and I've been chalking it up to reduced flexibility commensurate with reduced range of motion or "fat thighs." But it has me thinking...
My question is really pretty general: What can I do to keep my knees healthy? What are the knee-dos and knee-don'ts? I love my knees, I love to hike and bike and... WALK with them. Yeah that walking, it really rocks my world. What should I know to make sure they stay functional as can be for another 80 years?
Of course, I know one thing is: Lose weight! (So please don't everybody say that, agggghh.)