EXERCISE AND WEIGHT LOSS
If you are overweight, staying active is vital to living a more pain-free life.
>> EVEN SMALL AMOUNTS OF WEIGHT LOSS MATTER. We now know that a 10-pound weight loss, or losing 10 percent of body weight in people who are heavier, can improve arthritis symptoms quickly or reduce the chance of developing osteoarthritis. If you gain just 10 pounds, you’re adding 50 to 60 pounds of additional pressure on your knees as you go up and down stairs. So it’s easy to see how losing weight is a preventive measure.
>> WALK, IF YOU CAN.