Being stationary in the office can cause various health problems like backaches, weight gain and heart disease. Parking your butt behind a desk the whole day can also be the reason why your knees ache.
A lot of the dull pain men feel in their knees stems from the fact that they sit around in office chairs all day, and the joint isn’t being effectively lubricated. But there’s a simple remedy—a 10-second exercise called quad pumps. Basically, they cause the cartilage to secrete a fluid that bathes the joint in nutrients. But if the pain persists, do get your knees checked out in case you’re suffering from knee osteoarthritis.
Here’s the 10-second exercise. You can even do it at the office if you have a bit of space to stretch out.
|1. Sit and extend your legs straight out so that your heels are resting on the floor.
2. Tighten your quadriceps, the thigh muscles just above your knees. Hold the contraction for two seconds, then release. Repeat five times. Then do another set.
Quad pumps will also keep your knees from cracking and creaking when walking up stairs.