Okay… so you want to workout, but you also really want to protect your knees. They are the biggest joints in your body and when standing still they bear 80% of your body weight. Years of bending and lifting can cause damage by the time you reach 50, so if you’re going to exercise, you have to be conscious about protecting them. Online research will give you great ideas as well as suggestions from your doctor.
No matter how old you are, you know you need to do some sort of workout routine to stay fit. Now of course we know what your age is and what kind of shape you are in can determine what you do and for how long. But today we’re talking about your knees because their healthiness is so important when exercising.
Hot Yoga is all the rage, and yeah, it is hot... literally. It's a more aggressive type of yoga held in a hot and humid studio. There are different forms of this yoga and the Bikram type is performed at 40% humidity and at 105 degrees. With the vigorous poses in the heat, yourheart rate is raised while your muscle groups get some serious exercise.
I'm in my early 50's and I love to stay fit, especially on weekends. I work in the back yard, the garden, and always on the lawn. But over the past 6 months or so, I've noticed that my hands have been getting really achy and a little swollen after I do my yard work. I thought maybe it would go away but it's actually gotten a little bit worse. And now I've noticed that if I spend a few hours working on the laptop that I'm feeling soreness in my hand muscles and my joints.