Aging doesn’t necessarily come with discomfort. Even so, half of all people 65 and older report joint pain. More likely than old age, it's the other "o" - osteoarthritis. It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones wears down over time, causing pain, stiffness and joint swelling. Smoking, obesity, sugary drinks and an unhealthy diet all contribute to bjoint pain.
A visit with your doctor can rule out other conditions like tendinitis or torn cartilage
Trade running for low-impact exercises like walking, biking and swimming. You'll burn 200+ calories/ hour and get all the benefits of moving your body.