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4 Things You’re Doing That Are Ruining Your Joints

Many would like to attribute joint replacement surgery to being older. The truth is that the age at which these surgeries are being done is increasing in patients at a younger age. Take for example a person who runs every day. As far as cardiovascular systems go they be in top shape. However only running and not using different exercise routines can be bad. repetitive motion takes its toll on our joints. This is just one of some other things we do that are ruining our joints and herein is some helpful tips and advice on how to avoid some of the damage.

Key Takeaways:

  • Individuals who utilize running as their exclusive form of exercising do a number on their joints over time
  • When people become significantly overweight, there is a negative impact on the health of the individual’s joints
  • Stretching is a critical part of any exercise routine and, if overlooked or neglected, joints will suffer as a result

“It used to be that joint replacements were a problem for older people. But today orthopedic surgeons are seeing people in their 40s, 50s, or younger.”

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