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Exercise Poses Virtually No Danger to Your Joints


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There is no good evidence supporting a harmful effect of regular exercise on normal joints, according to a review of studies.

Exercise is beneficial for weight control, management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and improving psychological well-being. However, there is also a perception that exercise is potentially harmful to joints, in particular those of the lower extremities.


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