They used to say that over a long period of time, running could end up causing your knees to become arthritic. Interesting. Only a couple years ago, I read where researchers had studied the knee cartilage in runners’ knees and found that the cartilage was thicker than in others who weren’t runners.
Now there’s even more good news for the knees. People who run tend to show better health effects over the long haul, including the health of their knees! So let’s put that old wive’s tale to bed once and for all. K? Read on!
Put Those Shoes On: Running Won’t Kill Your Knees
Yes, it’s true: Jogging, long thought to hurt knees with all that pounding and rattling around, may actually be beneficial for the complex and critical joint. There are caveats, though, especially for people who have suffered significant knee injury or are overweight. But for the most part, researchers say, jogging for your health seems like a good idea.
For the rest of this excellent article posted on NPR.org, click here.
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