Running and Your Knees

I just thought you should know that there are some misconceptions about running and knees. I am going to share 2 of the big ones.

1. A lot of people, experts included think that it increases the chance of arthritis.

It sounds like this is not entirely true and could actually be the opposite.  Runners versus non runners don’t tend to have an increase in rates of arthritis in the knees.

The healthy older individuals who ran during this study did not show any increase in Osteo Arthritis (OA) compared to a control group.

2. You cannot regrow cartilage with supplements. This study involving vitamin D supplementation and knee pain and cartilage loss can tell you more about the details. But basically, it’s no different than placebo.

For more info on this topic, check out this article from Runners World.

Live Good,

Mac Dodds

Live Good Fitness

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