Knee Straightening Stretch This exercise also helps increase terminal knee extension range of motion. You can increase the knee extension time to up to 30 minutes.Sit upright in a chair and place the leg with the artificial knee as straight as possible on an opposite facing chair (opposite chair not shown). Keep the leg extended and straight for 10 minutes; your toes can remain relaxed. Slowly take your leg out of this position as it will be a little sore. Let it rest but
This yoga exercise increases core strength without overworking the hip flexors. Get down on all fours, with shoulders lined up over wrists and hips over knees. Extend your left arm and right leg, then bring the two limbs slowly together under the body so elbow and knee touch. Do 10 rounds. Then repeat with your right arm and left leg.
Research shows that yoga is linked to not only lower stress levels, but also bone health, reduced back pain, relief from depression, and lower risk factors for heart disease, among other health benefits. Start each day with this quick and easy routine and be on your way to a better, healthier life!