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How does weight training help your joints?

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Strong muscles support your joints. Without enough muscle, your joints take a pounding, especially your spine, hips, and knees, which support your entire body weight. Weight training exercises help build muscle and keep your muscles and surrounding ligaments strong. That way, your joints don't have to do all the work. A certified personal trainer can show you the best exercises for your joints and how to do them correctly. That helps prevent injury.

From: Caring for Your Joints WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Protect Your Joints."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Exercise and Bone Health," "Do I Have Arthritis?"

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Reviewed by David Zelman on January 8, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Protect Your Joints."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Exercise and Bone Health," "Do I Have Arthritis?"

ChooseMyPlate.gov.

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 8, 2018

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