Well, I've already got joint pain plus orthopedic problems; in my case--to a one, all overuse injuries. Due to keeping my body moving. Some happened about 16 years ago. I'd been quite obese at the time, but also had fallen hard for step aerobics and used inadequate footwear.
I will be getting my new orthotics (for the orthopedic problems) soon.
As for the joint problems, the pain comes and goes ..
But, the HAES approach says that you work within your limitations, and the exercise be enjoyable movement ... why not?
And HAES does not say to exacerbate any problems ..
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