Strong knees balance our body and help us maintain a correct posture. The importance of healthy knees, though, is often neglected until there is a problem. And the knees are the most commonly injured joints in our body.
Anyone, irrespective of age, can have knee problem at some point in time. Participating in sports, following a rigorous exercise routine or engaging in other activities can cause muscle strains or ligament tears leading to knee problems.
All the joints and muscles near the knees are closely related in keeping the knees in a healthy state. Thus, it is important to exercise the area around the knees.
Here are 10 simple knee exercises and stretches that can be easily practiced at home.
1. Partial Squats
When it comes to knee troubles, squats are your best friend. In fact, it's one of the best exercises for rehabilitation of the knee. Partial squats help train the leg muscles and also improve coordination and balance.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research states that partial squats may be beneficial for strength and power athletes during a strength-speed mesocycle while peaking for competition.
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