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    Default Knee health and running.

    I know good shoes are very important but I'm pretty sure I have good shoes....
    I also take omega 3-6-9 to promote good joint health.
    but I really feel it in my knees...

    is this just because running is new to me or perhaps I have bad form???

    is there some secret that I don't know about or do some people just have crappy joints?
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    I have bad knees from various things and whn I remember to buy and take the stuff below i find it helps

    Glucosamine and Chondroitin - Joint Supplements for Arthritis

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    SP's suggestion is dead on - glucosamine is really good for joints. but yeah, running can be really hard on your knees. I think if you start slow and work up - like the couch to 5k program - it can be a bit easier b/c your joints have more time to get used to it.

    and like you said, good shoes - you may have good shoes, but they may not be good shoes for running kwim? maybe insoles might help too?
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    Work up slowly.
    If you're heavy or have issues (like your joints) you'll have to take it easy to let your body adjust.

    Get the right running shoes. I'd go hit the running stores and get the right design for your foot.

    The couch to 5k programs are great, if you stay with a regular schedule and keep at it, those run walk intervals WILL give you results.
    Finally If it's hurting or causing pain, stop, injuries will slow you down more than taking it a bit easier, ask any runner.

    Oh and eventually, go run a 5k race, it's fun!

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    funny I am doing couch to 10k so
    I am working it up slowly i'm 123lbs not heavy and i've never had joint problems ever in my life.
    today w3d3 on my couch to 10k and I collapsed into the door of my house my knees are killing me.
    I have tensors on both knees and frozen peas.

    no running again until new shoes
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    Are you heal striking? I sprinted with a friend one day and my knees, ankles and hips hurt for a week. I figured out that is what I was doing. Sometimes I notice myself doing it and I can mentally correct it.
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