I think these are great ideas, I do most of them almost every day. I am almost 57, and at one time I would have said "no, I can't do these; they might make my knees hurt!" BUT, that was over 30 pounds and miles of walking ago. Building up the muscles around the joints strengthens them, and you have less pain. I can do several sets of squats and lunges now, almost every day, with no real "pain". If you build the repetitions slowly, and make sure to have PROPER FORM, most people can do it. Oh, and I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 16.
- 7/11/2013 8:59:38 AM