“Joint health is important because it reduces bodily pain; allows our joints to last longer, reducing the need for a joint replacement or at least prolonging it; and helps us do our daily activities in a much more effective manner,” says Paige Jones, ACSM CES, an exercise physiologist at Piedmont Atlanta Fitness Center.
Joint injury can be caused by a number of things, including:
To keep your joints healthy and strong:
Jones recommends the following three exercises to strength the muscles around your joints.
Protects: Knees, ankles and hips
Protects: Shoulders and elbows
“Remember, by taking the time to strengthen your muscles, you can keep your joints healthy and strong for years to come,” says Jones.
For more exercise videos and tips, visit the Living Better fitness page. To learn more about Piedmont fitness centers, click here.