Strengthen your Knees with Collagen and Exercise
Knee pain and weakness is a common complaint in American adults. As we age, the stress on our joints causes our cartilage to wear away and makes important body parts like our knees suffer. At a certain point, knee pain and joint damage can require serious medical intervention that can interrupt your life. Fortunately, there are ways to strengthen and support your knees before the trouble begins with specific exercises and with Traditional Tonic Nourishing Collagen.
Traditional Tonic is a collagen supplement that provides the body with collagen it needs to support your joints even after your body begins slowing its production of collagen. With Tonic, your body has enough collagen to keep your knees and other crucial joints from wearing down or weakening. Plus, incorporating Traditional Tonic into your lifestyle is easy as it is a highly-soluble, flavorless powder that mixes into hot or cold drinks as well as any liquid-based recipe.
There are also some exercises you can do to keep your knees limber and strengthen those important joints. Always start by stretching out your legs to make sure you are warmed up; you don’t want to damage your joints instead of strengthening them. Once you’re warmed up, try these three leg exercises for stronger knees:
- Stair steps: stand on the lowest step of a staircase. Keeping your back straight, bend your right knee and step backward with your left foot to touch your toe to the floor but without putting weight on it. Lift your foot back up onto the step. Repeat with the same foot 10 times and then switch.
- Leg raises: lie on the ground and bend one knee with your foot on the floor. Stretch the other leg straight out in front of you and, without bending your knee, lift that leg off of the floor as high as is comfortable. Hold the position for several seconds before returning to rest and repeating.
- Wall sits: this one can be painful but it’s worth it. Stand against a wall and, keeping your straight back against the wall, slowly walk your feet out and slide your back down the wall until your upper thighs are parallel to the ground and your knees are at a 90 degree angle, as if you are sitting on a chair. Hold the position for between 10 and 30 seconds, depending on your ability.