New Delhi: As per a new study, regular running can prove beneficial for the health and also make the joints stronger.
Running can help in reducing joint inflammation and save a person from becoming arthritic.
This inturn counters the belief that long-distance running is bad for the legs.
Researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) in the US measured inflammation markers in the knee joint fluid of several healthy men and women aged 18-35, both before and after running.
They found that the specific markers they were looking for in the extracted synovial fluid - two cytokines named GM-CSF and IL-15 - decreased in concentration in the subjects after 30 minutes of running.
When the same fluids were extracted before and after a non-running condition, the inflammation markers stayed at similar levels.