A friend says she doesn’t do any strenuous exercise in order to keep her hip and knee joints like new for old age. She doesn’t want to get arthritis and plans on going to the grave with “all her original parts.”
I give her credit for being amusing, but does her plan have any merit? Does exercise contribute to arthritis? And does anyone care what you go to the grave with?
When the time comes, the replacement parts I’m buried with will be the least of my worries.
It would seem like exercise does contribute to arthritis. We all know the former football player with a “bad knee” from those years in high school or college. One of the most famous medical studies of all time actually looked at exercise and arthritis, but most people don’t know it.
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