I couldn't live without my exercise, and I mention the importance of it to my clients since I work in the weight loss industry. I'm extremely positive and passionate about it. However, being a retired tennis player, I am seeing/feeling the negative affects. I do have osteoarthritis in my lower spine, my left foot, right hand and just now started suffering from tennis elbow and a torn minescus. I'm wondering if I am actually aging more because of my extremely active lifestyle. I played competitive tennis from age 8-30 then I took up trail/long distance running, jump rope, swimming, weight lifting, hiking ....not too many long down times from my sports related injuries, but I do seem to be feeling the debilitating affects more now. Is there anything I can do so I can continue to stay active without all the joint pain/discomfort???View Thread
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