Knee pain and discomfort is something that can affect men and women of all ages. If you aren’t mindful it is easy to temporarily or permanently damage your knees. Of course, aging is inevitable, it is imperative that you stay aware of how your activities are affecting your knees. Whether your knees are in great shape or have taken a beating over the years, these stretches and exercises will help you strengthen your knees and prevent future damage.
If you are near a wall, you’re ready to rock at this exercise. Stand with your back against the wall and slowly bend at your knees as if you were sitting in an invisible chair. Always check that your knees are never over your toes and are in line with your hips. Hold this seated position for 10-15 seconds and gently slide up the wall to a straight and standing position. Even though this exercise places some stress on the knees it helps build protection for the joints and muscles around your knees. Wall sits also strengthen your glutes, hamstrings, quads, and lower legs. Any pain felt during this exercise should be felt in your muscles and not in your knees.