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What benefits can biking offer your joints?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine

Biking at rapid revolutions appears to strengthen cartilage without the dangers of injuries that you can get from some weight-bearing and running exercises. Plus, look at any biker and you can appreciate the thickness of their quadriceps. Remember, the muscles surrounding (above and below and alongside) your knee are the shock absorbing differences between you and a squished knee.

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