Sunday, May 14, 2006

Quadriceps and Mother's Day

I've got thighs and moms on the mind today for a couple of reasons. Not the least of which is that aging women such as myself increasingly see Mom in the mirror. We appreciate inheriting her wisdom, but are dismayed perhaps to see those tiny mom-like spider veins on our thighs now as well.

More important, however, is the task of keeping the quadriceps muscles strong. These muscles on the front of our thighs not only keep our legs fit for shorts--oh right, the veins already ended my short shorts career--but they hoist us out of our chairs, keeping us independent.

Furthermore, strong quads keep our knees in alignment, making them less likely to degenerate into arthritis. I'm off now to pick up Mom for a Mother's Day brunch--she no longer drives due to weak quads and knee arthritis. But first, a step aerobics class for the quads.

Check out holding up the joint for more info.

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