Many of us have gravitated to shoes because of their fashion style and how they complement our attire. However, what many of us don’t realize is the impact that shoes – particularly the wrong pair of shoes – can have on our joints.
There’s a saying the older generation likes to remind the younger generation, “If only I’d known then what I know now,” and bone health is one of the many things on that long list. It’s true people learn with age, but sometimes it’s too late. It’s time the younger generation learns what they can do right now to help protect their bones and avoid osteoporosis as they age.
You’ll also want to consider which form of walking you prefer when you make your decision. Even though a treadmill tends to be better for your knees, some people find it boring to walk outside and prefer the outdoors environment. If you’re like that, it’s better to walk outdoors consistently instead of walking on a treadmill every now and then because you don’t enjoy it. Whichever option you choose, see how your knees feel afterwards and listen to your body.
Careless and drunk driving is one of the most condemned habits. Almost every person, young and old knows the dangers of driving while intoxicated. But other things are barely mentioned yet they pose a health risk to the body. Sitting is one of such things. Very few people even think of it. It is important to understand some basic knowledge of how your body functions and why sitting down for long hours is detrimental to your health.
The squat is an exercise that, in one motion, can work nearly every muscle in the lower half of the body. From quadriceps to thighs and hips to even the hamstrings, gluteal muscles and the myriad of muscles in the lower back, it is considered by many to be a vital exercise in strengthening the lower body and increasing muscle mass, simply because of the incredible amounts of muscle groups that it works at the same time.
If you want to become stronger and develop more muscle mass, you need to lift weights. The added resistance of weights forces your muscles to work overtime, allowing for bigger gains. But any form of resistance training can cause joint pain, and weightlifting is no exception. Thankfully, there are steps to protect against joint pain when lifting weights.