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    “Can Running Actually Help Your Knees?”

    Entered on December 16, 2009 by Marek Wyszynski

    Posted in, Athletics

    I always welcome scientific data that challenges common myths and misconceptions. Contrary to the popular belief that running is not good for our knees, recent studies show that the opposite might be true. The runners’ knees can actually be healthier! As I read this article I could not stop thinking about the element of learning. I would be very interested in seeing whether there was a correlation between the improvement of structure (health of the knees) and the improvement of function (running form). I am firmly of the belief that activities that bring us joy and pleasure facilitate learning. As we enjoy something, we tend to do more of that activity and get really good at it.

    So don’t start running to improve your knees, run because you love it, and your knees will benefit.

    “I just felt like running. Then after that, I couldn’t stop!” Forest Gump

    Link to the NY Times article.


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