Proper footwear also is essential for joint health in runners. Multiple types of footwear can help support joints –but there is no one particular shoe that is right for everyone. Do appropriate footwear research, consult with a professional and assess your running style and form so your shoes properly support your workout, as well as your joints.
Lastly, most of us have the mentality that the right time to take action on joint health is when our joints are bothering us: not true. Properly supporting joint health throughout our lives, can help strengthen our joints and potentially save us from years of daily discomfort. Simply put: stay active, nourish your body properly and support your run with proper gear.