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What are the best exercises for a bad back and knees?
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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Non or low impact.
"bad back and knees" is pretty nonspecific, but you should focus on achieving & maintaining appropriate weight for your height and general fitness.
Your knees absorb 40% of your weight on impact, so favor them with low or no impact exercises like swimming, cycling, walking, and low impact aerobics. For your back, work the "core" muscles in your back and abs. A "bridge" is a classic sore exercise.

In brief: Non or low impact.
"bad back and knees" is pretty nonspecific, but you should focus on achieving & maintaining appropriate weight for your height and general fitness.
Your knees absorb 40% of your weight on impact, so favor them with low or no impact exercises like swimming, cycling, walking, and low impact aerobics. For your back, work the "core" muscles in your back and abs. A "bridge" is a classic sore exercise.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: Swimming
Is good if you can find a pool.

In brief: Swimming
Is good if you can find a pool.
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