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Is Exercise Bad for Your Knees?

admin - February 6, 2012

Learn more about knees and exercise in this HealthDay video. I’ve included the script below the video box for your convenience.

This video can also found on the Life Line Screening YouTube Channel under The Truth About Your Knees, Cartilage and Exercise.

Stay healthy!


Copyright © 2011 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Here is the script of this video for your convenience:

Exercise is good for your body even a part that sometimes takes a pounding.

Hi. I’m Dr. Cindy Haines host of HealthDay TV.

Research has gone back and forth about whether exercise benefits your knees or not. In a new study in the Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, a team of experts took a closer look.

To measure the effects of physical activity on specific parts of the knee, they pulled 28 earlier studies from the medical literature. They found that exercise wasn’t associated with evidence of dwindling cartilage, a tissue that helps cushion and protect the knees.

On the contrary, some research pointed to a link between physical activity and increased cartilage volume.

The researchers also found evidence that physical activity may be linked to less cartilage damage overall.

Still, they did find that exercise was associated with having bony spurs in the knees. But according to the researchers, this could just be the way that knees adapt to exercise.

So in the long run, putting workout shoes on your feet could help your knees stay happy. 

I’m Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading: Health news that matters – to you.



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