Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wellness Wednesday

Knee replacement - side view
Today I found a good article on strengthening knees as one ages.  So many people seem to be getting knee replacements done these days.  How much better to avoid surgery by doing something to prevent knee problems in the first place.

This New York Times article advises that the first thing to do is to keep your weight within normal range.  Extra weight puts stress on knees and can lead to arthritis.  Another suggestion is to do squats to strengthen leg muscles.  It's important to do the squats correctly and the article links to this video that demonstrates the correct technique.  As the adage goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

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