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Dancer’s Tips: Keeping Your Knees And Back Healthy

by Nicola Hilton

As a dancer, you know that your knees and back need to be in top condition. Did you know your knees absorb one and half times your body weight with every step?! This along with ageing and wear and tear can put a great deal of stress on them. Here are some great tips to keep your body at its healthiest!

1. Exercise!

One of the best ways to stay healthy is exercising, squats are a great way to keep your knees healthy, although, don’t go too low or you can cause more damage than good.

Step ups are another good way to look after your knees and core, stand facing a staircase, rotate your body 90 degrees, holding on to a bannister place the leg closest to the stairs onto the first step and straighten that leg so your other leg is off the ground. Repeat this 10 times with each leg.

Partial crunches and wall sits are some other good exercises to try. Make sure you go at your own pace, pushing yourself too hard can result in injuries!

2. Shoes!

Wearing the right shoes is paramount to the health of your knees and back, loose fitting shoes that don’t offer support such as flip flops will cause unseen damage. High heels can also cause problems if worn for long periods. I always recommend going to a shoe retailer and asking for your feet to be professionally fitted. Then I would advise a cushioned sole boot or trainer. The comfier the better!

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Dancer @jessicapacheco__
New Article in Swayd Blog! Dancer’s Tips: Keeping Your Knees And Back Healthy by Nicola Hilton As a dancer, you know that your knees and back need to be in top condition. Did you know your knees absorb one and half times your body weight with every step?! This along with ageing and wear and tear can put a great deal of stress on them. Here are some great tips to keep your body at its healthiest! 1. Exercise! One of the best ways to stay healthy is exercising, squats are a great way to keep your knees healthy, although, don’t go too low or you can cause more damage than good. Step ups are another good way to look after your knees and core, stand facing a staircase, rotate your body 90 degrees, holding on to a bannister place the leg closest to the stairs onto the first step and straighten that leg so your other leg is off the ground. Repeat this 10 times with each leg. Partial crunches and wall sits are some other good exercises to try. Make sure you go at your own pace, pushing yourself too hard can result in injuries! 2. Shoes! Wearing the right shoes is paramount to the health of your knees and back, loose fitting shoes that don’t offer support such as flip flops will cause unseen damage. High heels can also cause problems if worn for long periods. I always recommend going to a shoe retailer and asking for your feet to be professionally fitted. Then I would advise a cushioned sole boot or trainer. The comfier the better! Continue reading on our website! swaydshoes.com/blog #Swayd #Swaydshoes #Dance #DanceLife #DanceLove #DanceShoes #westcoastswing #zouk #linedance #contemporarydance #countrydance #swing #lindyhop #bachata #salsa #fashion #style #sport #shoes #outfit #health #Inspiration Photographer @s.khakhlev Dancer @jessicapacheco__