While there are certainly leg exercises to strengthen the muscles around the knees (quadriceps and hamstrings),you will need a combination of good, healthy nutrition and exercise to take care of reducing the fat. If you have seen an increase in fat around your knees, the first step would be to take a look at your diet. Journal your daily calories and see if you are staying within your allotted calories for the day—and if you are eating the proper kinds of foods. If you think you need help with this, a Registered Dietician can help you.
Second, you need to add a mix of cardio and strength training to your routine if you haven’t done this already. This will help you to burn calories and build muscle. A personal trainer can help you get a program started if you do not have one currently.
It is the combination of a healthy diet, strength training, and some cardio that will help you reduce the fat around your knees.
The answer to this question is not that simple. The best advise I could offer you is to recommend you hiring a trainer even for a small number of sessions to help you. This requires a well rounded physical/fitness program as well as some diet planning. And the best part of all is that it will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Hello Sybil Hood,
I am sure you still have great looking legs; more importantly, I assume those same legs are still strong enough to get you around. I wouldn’t worry so much about how something looks; but, the quality of the body’s health.
Staying healthy will keep you the best looking anyway; great side effect, right? To do this, I would follow Jason’s and Harris’ tip to do this right the first time; a reputable trainer will show you how to reach your goals in the safest way possible without taking advantage of you.
If you still choose to go on your own, please be sure to eat as cleanly as possible and do a balanced exercise program as Christine explains, do not forget to stretch.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
I agree with Harris
If you have gained weight in general and your genetics gravitate to lower body you may want to consider your body type.
I suggest a comprehensive workout program, an eating reality check, a personal trainer to assist you and either a certified ACE or ACSM Health/Wellness Coach and or a Nutritionist
Always a good idea to get a complete physical and rule out any underlying medical issues.