Is running bad for your joints?

I just came across an article in Metro this week looking at running and its impact on the joints. It seems running isn’t bad for your joints. Who knew?!? Haha!

The article talks about the assumption that running, especially in older folks, would cause arthritis. It seems that it’s not the case.

It seems what’s important for the health of your joints is proper technique and following the principle of gradual progress. Why does that sound familiar?

The study also found older runners tend to be healthier than non-running counterparts. And that exercise is good for you. Oh really?

So the excuses not to get out there and run seem to be shrinking by the minute. What are you waiting for? Get out there and run!

I’m doing a free talk on how to build a successful running program tomorrow morning. Are you planning to race this summer or you just want more structure to your running program? 11am @ Lululemon Rideau Centre. Drop me a line ( or comment for details!

About ecinc

I`m one of 13 certified ChiRunning instructors in Canada and I`ve taught the technique to over 300 people across Canada in the past two years. I`m also an NCCP-certified triathlon coach, a Lululemon Alumni Run Ambassador and an all-around nice guy…
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