If you’re at that baby boomer age and you start wondering if running will hurt your knees, ankles, or hips, consider the following article by James S. Fell, a certified strength and conditioning specialist in Calgary, Canada.

Fell writes a great piece that will give encouragement to both younger and older baby boomers. According to Fell, studies suggest that running doesn’t lead to joint injuries. Fell offers his own example, saying that regular running turned out to be good for his joints. The article mentions Reed Ferber, director of the University of Calgary Running Injury Clinic. According to Ferber, evidence suggests running does not lead to the development of osteoarthritis. Research also indicates that movement is needed for overall joint health.

Fell cautions, however, that running can present problems if you’ve been previously diagnosed with osteoarthritis.

The message is simply to take it easy on those streets and running paths.