Research shows every 15 seconds, an elderly citizen in America is admitted to the emergency room due to a fall. As we age, losing balance becomes more common and falling becomes potentially more dangerous. Our bones may not be as strong, our ability to get up off the ground could be more difficult, and medication side effects can make the effects of falling worse (increased bruising, bleeding, or weakness). Recognizing these risk factors can help reduce the risk.
Approximately 25% of adults will suffer from anterior knee pain at some point in their life. Activities such as bicycling with the seat too low, progressing training sessions too quickly without proper rest, repetitive jumping, or progressively running longer distances without allowing recovery can all be reasons for the pain to occur. This pain can cause a reduction in activity, progressive muscle weakness, and affect overall function.
Walking is one of the most underrated and accessible exercise activities we can do. It can be done indoors, outdoors, on a treadmill.
While walking is an easy exercise to begin, you will want to avoid common mistakes to avoid injury and unnecessary stress on joints.
Its time to learn the 5 Walking Mistakes that are Hurting You
Collagen is found throughout our body, in our tendons, bones, muscles, and skin. It provides structural support throughout all our tissues. As we age, our collagen supply begins to deplete, which can lead to joint and bone degradation, which can then progress arthritis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis.