Training Smarter

by Michelle Owen
Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesioligist (C.H.E.K L3)
Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach (C.H.E.K N.L.C L2)
www.fitness-n-function.co.nz

We all know that we need to exercise to stay fit, healthy and maintain our bodies. But how do we choose what is right for us.
There are so many things to consider when deciding to take on a new form of exercise.

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Exercising with Bad Knees

If you have suffered a serious knee injury in the past have had recent knee surgery, activities that in-volve a lot of running are going to be counterproductive for you. However, if you can find an effective low impact workout that is gentle on your joints, your previous injuries should be of no concern.

Tip 1:
If you have bad knees, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that running is your adversary. When you are running, every stride you take puts the equivalent pressure of three times your body weight on each of your knees. If you have bad knees, you should do your best to avoid running, jogging, jumping, lower-body weight training activities (such as squats), and most high impact sports.

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