Anyone experiencing knee pain may think it would be best to stay home and relax those sore joints, but unfortunately, that might be the worst option to choose. Even though it does not seem like it, not exercising sore knees properly can be hard on them. Studies have shown that individuals who exercise often have more positive experiences, improve joint health and mobility, and most importantly – the overall quality of life. On the other hand, many people today live without physical activity whatsoever. This is completely understandable, considering today’s fast pace of urban life. As a result, the same passive individuals might not realize that their inactivity is actually the very reason behind the joint pain.
There will always be fun activities to help you relieve joint pain and make you feel healthier and happier. Keep in mind to always consult with your doctor or a specialist first to make sure you are doing the right activities and exercises for your specific condition. Remember – safety first, always.
Outdoor low-impact exercises
There are many options to choose from when it comes to exercising outside. The most important thing is to choose low-impact activities, which will be easy on your joints, and at the same time, provide you with an effective workout.
Swimming is a great way to accomplish a good workout, especially if you have painful joints. The great thing about it – it burns calories, and, at the same time, it’s fun to do.
Being a low-impact activity, it is perfect for anyone who wants to spice up their days and practice something meaningful and useful for their joints.
Also, with summer getting closer, you can fit it into your daily activities more easily, if your schedule allows you to.
Nature walks & jogging in pairs
If you ever need that extra push and motivation to start exercising, it is always easier to do it in pairs.
Find your workout buddy and head out to various nature walks or jogging in pairs throughout your city.
All you need is just a little bit of will, and, of course, a bit of good luck with the weather.
Indoor low-impact exercises
Many yoga poses can help alleviate knee pain, but only if you are practicing them a few times a week.
Make sure to practice yoga with care, stabilizing your knees and actively contracting the muscles around the joints.
Also, it is always good to have the help of a yoga instructor to assist you in your workout routine.
Pilates is another great way to build strength in your joints. Practicing its exercises carefully and properly can help you relieve pain and provide you with long-term benefits. This activity is just the right amount of low-impact exercise, which can be easy and soothing for your knee.
Because of its repetitive movements that involve knee extension, cycling is also a great activity for your joints. Indoor cycling will not only help you with knee pain but it might improve your heart health as well, boost your muscle endurance and manage your stress levels.
For some extra support in your daily activities, reach for our LUBRICEN® KNEE PATCH – a tech-enhanced adhesive knee patch that lubricates the joint before, during, and after physical activity.
The patch is easy to apply and use, and perfect as both at-home and on-the-go joint support.
Our knee patch is designed for all those who want to live an active and healthy lifestyle without feeling constrained, making it an ideal fit for your low-impact exercises.