Running and Knee Injuries
Running is a brilliant way to burn fat and increase fitness. But running 3-5 nights a week all month will gradually wear away at knee joints and could well lead to lower back pain. So the message here is to vary your activities.
A swim can be just as effective as a run, but without any of the impact to your joints. Other alternatives are using a stationary bike or cross trainer. In fact, why limit yourself to the gym? You could go for a cross-country bike ride when the weather’s nice less impact on joints and good cardiovascular exercise, as well as more vitamin D from the natural sun.