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How to protect your knees when hiking?

Asked by F. Lopez, Last updated: Feb 13, 2020

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E.Evelyn

E.Evelyn

Answered Feb 13, 2020

There are so many ways by which you can protect and reduce the level of knee pain you experience during and after hiking. Naturally, when you stand up, the upper part of your body rests on your knees, which are why you are more likely to experience this pain even while standing. The fact that you are going to have so many of you while hiking means your weight might be three to five times your actual body, plus the fact that you will be walking, at times uphill, and even downhill.

Because of this reason, you must balance your weight and don't get yourself too loaded with things that will add to your weight unnecessarily. Second, get the right type of hiking boots. When you start feeling discomfort while hiking due to the kind of hiking boots you wear, that alone can add to the level of pain you feel. Also, add to your diet various lubricating foods that will your knees in good condition.

 

I.Isabella

I.Isabella

Answered Feb 07, 2020

Hiking is a very popular hobby, which can help keep people healthy and youthful. To ensure that the hobby can be a pastime for years to come, the hiker must take care of their body, including their knees. There are many ways to protect one's knees while hiking. One way is to wear the correct shoes.

The shoes should be comfortable and able to absorb most of the weight from the body. Another way to protect the knees is to balance weight. Often, when hiking, one carries a bag to hold their essentials during the hike. The hiker should ensure the bag is lightweight and easy to carry, so it doesn't put pressure on the body.

 

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