Monday, September 22, 2008

Running destroys knees? Not really!

It turns out worries of osteoarthritis in your knees as you age due to running is overblown - in fact there are many benefits from it according to this article.

"The persistent myth about exercise - and running, in particular - is that it increases joint problems, arthritis, and will ultimately destroy joints and lead to disability," said William J. Evans, an exercise physiologist and chair of nutritional longevity at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Not only is this "not true," he said, but the opposite is true: "There is decreased disability after decades of running."

So get out there and exercise - 5 times a week, break a sweat and get younger!

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