The Proper Stretches to Avoid Strains

Knee"D" Help with Training?

By Mary Collins

June 18, 2010 Updated Jul 24, 2008 at 8:48 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, IN ( Indiana's NewsCenter)-- If you're among the hundreds training for the upcoming Fort 4 Fitness Half Marathon and you're discouraged by knee pain, don't be because you're not along.

In fact 70% of all running injuries involve the knee and 90% of all first time marathoners encounter an injury that at least temporarily limits them (the key is getting through it the right way).

In this report, Dr. Jamey Gordon shows us some exercises that are done for treatment and also for prevention.

Below are a list of important stretches to maintain healthy knees:
Among the exercises you'll learn:

o Calf stretch

o Hip flexor stretch

o Quadriceps stretch

o Double leg Squatting

o Single leg mini squats

o Lunges

This story is one in a series to help get you ready for Indiana''s NewsCenter's Fort-4-Fitness Challenge.

Chances are you or someone you know needs to make a lifestyle change.

Maybe you have high cholesterol, need to shed a few pounds, or you battle high blood pressure. Whatever your challenge, one thing's for sure: being active will help.

September 27, 2008, hundreds of people will fill Fort Wayne's streets in the first "Fort 4 Fitness" half marathon.

We're challenging you to be among them, and until that day, Indiana's NewsCenter will be helping to inspire you to do just that.

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