As we get older, our old knees begin showing signs of wear. I know both Charlene and I have to take special care of our knees. Not too long ago I could hardly walk on my right knee and it got so bad I had to go to the doctor. She said it was inflammation and my knees were fine except for the normal wear older people get.
One thing I know is being overweight does not help our knees. Marc Lindsay says, “The more you weigh, the more stress is placed on your knees during exercise. Over long distances, even 10 extra pounds can make a big difference. If you’re using walking as a way to lose weight but still haven’t reached your goal weight, consider making changes to your diet and adding more strength training to your routine to shed more weight. Doing so helps take your performance to the next level, improves your endurance, and helps you stay injury-free.
Charlene and I are getting our weight under control. We are back on the diet trail to get the weight off from thick to thin. We are getting out there first thing in the mornings before it gets too hot and walking. We both wear knee support for extra protection. So hope to see you on the trail.