29 Aug '14, 9am

What all runners should know- Is running bad for your joints? - via @mommyrunfaster

What all runners should know- Is running bad for your joints? - via @mommyrunfaster

I’m digging back into the archives today… this was one of my first blog posts! I wrote it after the Biggest Loser had to pull contestants from a marathon to prevent joint damage, which got me thinking about how I would answer this question… Have you ever been told that running can damage your joints? I’ve been told this by well-meaning family and friends, but is there any truth in it? Here are two articles that have helped me form a response. The NY Times posted an article in 2009 called, “Physical Ed: Can Running Actually Help Your Knees?” It discussed one study that followed marathon runners before and after a marathon, and scanned their knees again ten years later. Here’s what they found: “The results were striking. “No major new internal damage in the knee joints of marathon runners was found after a 10-year interval,” the researchers reported. Only one of the particip...

Full article: http://www.mommyrunfast.com/is-running-bad-for-your-joint...

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