Take steps now to keep them in good working order

If you’re like most people, you don’t think much about your joints until they start complaining.

But your joints deserve attention long before they cause continuous discomfort. “Prevention really is the best medicine when it comes to joint pain,” says sports medicine physician Dominic King, DO.

Here are five tips for safeguarding your joints — and the cartilage that supports them — as you age:

1. Plan to quit smoking — and follow through

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