Help me fix my old lady knees.
May 1, 2012 6:26 PM Subscribe
How can I strengthen my knees?
posted by futureisunwritten to health & fitness (19 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in my mid-thirties, female, 5'7, and 200lbs. My knees often hurt (especially when I wake up). It's not unbearable and usually goes away pretty soon after I stretch out my legs. I attribute this to:
- Having extra weight on. I gained about 70lbs in the last few years (I have lost 20 in the last few months by eating good food and being active).
- Sitting crosslegged. A lot.
- Possibly genetics. My paternal grandmother had bad knees.
I know that losing weight is going to help, but what else can I do to improve things? Any suggestions of exercises or yoga poses that would strengthen my knees would be greatly appreciated.
And yes, I just switched GPs but I will be seeing a doctor about this in the next week or so.