Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Important Stretches for Healthy Hip and Knee Joints from Dr. Ben Kim

As most of you probably know, I subscribe to Dr. Ben Kim's Natural Health Newsletter. I find lots of pertinent information in there. I do not follow some of his dietary recommendations, but mostly I find his recipes and advice Atkins friendly and very helpful.

On that note, today's newsletter has a group of easy enough stretches to strengthen hip and knee muscles to protect those vital joints. I know a lot of us OFL's have had problems with these areas, so I think this might be helpful for us.  I have copied and pasted the newsletter portion about the hips and knees. I love his quote at the end!

Dr. Ben Kim's Natural Health Newsletter
March 1, 2011
 
Dear Reader,
 
I think it's important to stretch all of your
major muscle groups.  But if pressed to pick just
one area to stretch regularly, I would go with
the muscles that surround your thighs and hips,
particularly those that line the inner portion
of these areas. 
 
No other muscle groups have greater overall effect
on the health of your hip and knee joints, except
possibly your hamstrings.
 
For a look at a few different ways of stretching
your inner thighs and groin, view my latest post
here:
 
 
You may also want to review a related post on how
to use a ball or foam roller to massage and strip
these areas:
 
 
It takes real intelligence to work at preventing
health challenges rather than waiting for them to
develop.  Regular stretching is one of the most effective
wellness tools that all of us have - amazing when
you consider that it's free.  If we have time to watch
television in the evenings, we certainly have time
to stretch while we're watching, no? 
 
***
I'll bid you adieu for today with the following
reminder on the power of now, from Eckhart Tolle:
 
"Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as
if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against
it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This
will miraculously transform your whole life."
 
To the power of accepting, then acting,
 
Ben Kim
Box 23017, Barrie, ON L4N 7W8, CANADA

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