How to take care of knees during workout?

(Last Updated On: 23 August 2018)

Regular physical activity has an invaluable impact on our health, but may also lead to undesired injuries. Knees are most frequently subject to injuries. How can we take care of them during workout?


First of all: warm-up

Never start any workout without a proper warm-up! Above all stretch all muscles and focus on each part of the body. Do not hurry. The more accurate exercises, the better. Remember to warm your knees up – it will increase and improve blood flow and reduce tendon tension.


Second: exercises

Avoid too many exercises, especially if you start doing sport. Start from the easiest exercises and focus on one part of the body. Add exercises gradually – they will activate other parts of the body. Remember about knees – do not strain them, keep a regular level.

Raise the intensity of exercises  gradually to make sure your organism is able to adapt to new requirements. Too high and rapid intensity may lead to knee injuries.


Third: diet

Everyone should choose a suitable diet, but physically active persons are highly advised to do so. Why? Because they have to maintain the body weight. Too much load presses knees, which is harmful to them – and this in turn leads to degenerative joint changes.

Listen to your organism – you know best what is good. Do not do anything by force. If you are unable to do exercise, just give up. Never look at others – others may do more because they are more athletic, and your organism cannot stand it.

When you feel pain, even minor pain, stop doing exercises and have a break. If it comes back or intensifies, go to the doctor who will provides you with a diagnosis – if it is not serious, dietary supplements will make sure you will be back to workout.

A registered medical dietitian. She has been dealing with dietetics for many years and expanding her knowledge through participation in dietetics-related conferences and training as well as reading scientific press. She helps children and adults to overcome their dietary difficulties, such as overweight and underweight, and get rid of bad eating habits. She also lectures on dietetics and proper supplementation. Thanks to the work in one of the largest dietetics companies in England, she learned the importance of suitable motivation and support in the process of changing eating habits. She gets much satisfaction when she can encourage people to lead healthy lifestyle. She knows well that everyone has own specific needs, and therefore she diagnoses all her patients on a case-by-case basis.