The Bees Knees...

The knee joint is sadly our weakest. It is the joint most likely to fail. There are over 4.7 million  Americans living with knee replacement, versus 2.5 million living with hip replacement. Your knees may seem like simple hinges, though this complicated joint is prone to misuse, fatigue, and most importantly...lack of use. The simplest way to protect your knees is to lose excess weight. Shedding as little as 5 pounds can remove 25 pounds of pressure from this fragile joint. Additional ways to support knee health include:

  • Wearing quality shoes; avoid high heels and thinly soled shoes
  • Change your position often when sitting for long periods
  • Use a foam pad when kneeling to reduce pressure
  • Strengthen the joint; try one of these 8 exercises

Be Well! ~Tiffany

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