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  • A 2008 study that compared 284 dedicated runners with 156 nonrunners also found little evidence that exercise causes arthritis. After a remarkably long 21-year follow-up period, the runners experienced significantly less musculoskeletal disability than did their less active peers — and the runners also enjoyed a 39% lower mortality rate.

    The research is impressive, and it confirms earlier studies. Former varsity runners, for example, are no more likely to develop arthritis in their legs than former college swimmers, and champion runners are no more likely to end up with arthritic hips than nonathletes.

    http://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/does-exercise-contribute-to-arthritis-cinnamon-treatment-for-diabetes

    kudos100
    Member

    The mind is very powerful. Professional athletes overcome massive injuries and carry on at the top level.

    Normal folk often get injured and listen to people telling them to slow down and take it easy, as they are getting older. This becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

    Access to rehab and doctors definitely makes a difference, but the mental attitude is the biggest factor in determining if someone keep on going.

    “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”

    Mark Twain

    Premier Icon ton
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    have ran on average around 40 miles per week for most of them, many higher some much lower. My knees cause me no problems whatsoever,

    surfer, running gently in a straight line is just ever so slightly differant to the kind of running a rugby forward does……no?

    kind of running a rugby forward does

    Who’re you trying to kid. Old school forwards never did any running. 😀

    Premier Icon ton
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    fly half back in the day George……. 😆

    Fly half – some things never change. 😀

    surfer
    Member

    running gently in a straight line is just ever so slightly differant to the kind of running a rugby forward does……no?

    Well I wouldnt describe my running as “gentle” and lots of it is not in a straight line but I agree, hemce my comment ref “impact” sports

    _tom_
    Member

    Yep, all the older riders I know/have met seem a lot younger than those who live boring and sedentary lives. Maybe just a coincidence, who knows..

    yunki
    Member

    Dr Lupton, what should I do about my knee? It’s been sore for a few years since I hyper extended it but a retrospective mri scan shows nothing.. I’ve used mtfu in various quantities to no avail, and feel that I’m quite familiar with the difference between pain and discomfort.
    The knee now gets very sore after any cycling over an hour, or prolonged carrying of my baby son…

    More mtfu..?

    Bazz
    Member

    I think the phrase “Use it or lose it” is probably appropriate here, i despair when i see obese forty something year olds in mobility scooters with an oxygen cylinder between their knees, it’s almost as if they’ve given up and are just waiting for the grim reaper.

    The human body is designed for activity, so be active, obviously no one should suggest trying to carry on with broken bones, but spending your life sat on your backside isn’t going to help you live for ever either.

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