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LAURAAT Posts: 1,506
8/16/13 11:49 A

While I don't necessarily think running 'causes' arthritis, I don't think it's a good idea for everybody. I already have bad knees, and running only makes them worse. So, because of that, I choose to find my cardio in other forms.
And I'll admit, sometimes I do feel judged by runners for choosing not to. Like I must not exercise at all, if I don't run. But overall, I say to each his own. If running feels good for you, go for it! If it bothers your body, find something else. emoticon

ERICWS SparkPoints: (8,307)
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8/15/13 2:10 P

Someone I know recently told me that she chooses to use a stepmill in the gym instead of running outside, because (1) running is too "low impact" for her, and (2) running hurts one's joints.

Talk about a contradiction? i think so! I don't know where she was coming from.

Running is amazing for me in alll regards. i am slow as molasses, but I don't care....

WADINGMOOSE Posts: 1,048
8/15/13 10:20 A

Everything I've read seems to indicate that running prevents arthritis. Good article - I know we've all heard the same things from non-runners :)

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (30,398)
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8/15/13 10:01 A

Interesting read!

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,901
8/14/13 6:17 A

Great article Zorbs!

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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8/13/13 9:33 P

www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-sci
ence/runners-are-not-giving-themselves
-arthritis/2013/08/12/2cca7a96-fdde-11
e2-9711-3708310f6f4d_story.html


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