On Your Mark: Running Could be Good for Your Knees

Pounding the pavement might not be what's causing you joint pain.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Whereas most people think running is good exercise that aggravates knees and causes long-term damage, a new report reveals that it just might be good for your joints. Last spring, a European study revealed that people who run were actually protected from knee injuries. New York Times Magazine columnist Gretchen Reynolds explains.


Gretchen Reynolds


Molly Webster

Comments [1]

Patrick Gallagher

Your mention of Tucker's new book seems to imply that it is not a reliable source for advice. As a nearing 60-year old who wants to keep running (15-20 miles/week) but is encountering back/knee/leg pain obstacles (primarily lower back), would this book (or other book) be recommended as good source of information?
Thanks, Pat

Aug. 22 2009 12:46 PM

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