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It is a given fact that most of us face lower back pains at some point in our life. While it is better to...
Heal your back pain with these 5 yoga poses. It helps in stimulating the mind and also strengthens and fine tunes the body. Stretch your body everyday by performing - cat/cow stretch, alternate spine twist, modified crunches, alternate knee to chest stretch and rolling bridge pose to open your lower back and give relief from back pain and stiffness.
Calm your frayed state of mind with 13 Yin-inspired, longer held, passive yoga poses. To dissipate stress, get comfortable and focus on your breathing.
Here is the new 5-minute workout for week 2 to strengthen your core, improve your posture and let your abs shine!
Who is feeling stronger abs? Did you remember to add an extra serving of vegetables and fruits? Here is the new 5-minute workout for week 3.
A bad knee can ruin the best-laid plans for an active weekend, get in the way of your walk to the park, or even leave you in excruciating pain. That is why you need to get smart by exercising safely and strengthening your knees. Best picks include - knee bends, heel cord stretch, toe flex, knee press, mini squats, hamstring curls, and leg extensions.
The positions that you choose for labor and birth are important. They will help you be more comfortable during the labor process. Some positions...
MYTH: Repeated jerking of the knee is believed to cause knee osteoarthritis. Exercises like running and jogging actually increase cartilage volume – a good thing for your joints. Running incorrectly or overexertion can cause problems. Obesity can cause trauma to your joints and lead to bony spurs. Don't run on concrete, wear the right shoes, take breaks, and don't overdo it (more so if you're overweight).
Reverse lunges improve balance. Box squats activate the quadriceps. Calf raises, side-lying leg lifts, and seated leg extensions toughen the muscles supporting your knees. Standing or lying hamstring curls are apt for severe knee conditions. Glute bridges strengthen deep glute muscles. Avoid jumping exercises, forward lunges, deep squats, and downhill sprints.
Cycling burns 100 times more calories than walking. It burns the stubborn flab and toughens your core and legs. It is a more fun way to release your happy hormones than gyming indoors. Your joints are happy as it puts less pressure on them. It helps make your immune system more alert. Ride to explore and make friends. Reduce your carbon footprint, while getting fit!
Use a pull-up bar for a complete upper body workout. First, acquire a good grip strength. Go easy on your spine and strengthen your lower abs with hanging knee raises and leg raises. To build greater core control, perform hanging windshield wipers and hanging L-sits. Build your pulling strength by doing chin ups, pull ups, and jumping pull ups. Go find a bar to hang on!
To achieve an all round strong core (and for better looking abs) you need to strengthen your oblique muscles (side abs) too. Side planks, spiderman pushups, oblique crunches, twisted knee tucks, bicycles, windshield wipers, hanging V-ups and hanging oblique knee raises will help you shape your side abs. Include one or two oblique exercises at the end of your daily workout.
Don't sag your back, spread your weight over your palms, tighten your abs, glutes, and back muscles, form a plank. Progress through pushup styles: wall, incline, knee, decline, dive bomber, handstand pushups. Be regular, track and increase your reps gradually. Lose weight, and strengthen your back muscles with pull ups to avoid bad posture and muscle imbalance.
Sit on your hip bones with your feet stretched out forward. Fold your right leg so that your right hip bone rests on the inner part of your right foot. Likewise with the left leg. Sway a bit forward and back, and right and left, to find your equilibrium point where your back is straight and vertical. Relax your neck, shoulders, arms and back, and hold the pose while breathing normally.
Kneel on all fours without arching your back, keep shoulders back and neck outstretched, move your rear end backwards, maintain the natural curve of the spine. Make sure palms are in the same position as you move your butt towards the back of your heels. Do 8-10 reps to stretch and relieve any lower back stiffness or pain.