moderate-impact sport

moderate-impact sport

Sports medicine A recreational activity or sport in which there is relatively intense wear and trauma of weight-bearing joints, especially of feet, knees, hips. Cf High-impact sport, Moderate-impact sport, No-impact sport.
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The team from Thomas Jefferson University believes marathoners and other runners may gain arthritis protection from muscle development, body weight control, decreased levels of inflammatory agents and the well-known bone strengthening that follows moderate-impact sports.

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