Arthritis and Diabetes
Weight gain makes osteoarthritis worse.
Because of body mechanics, every pound you gain over your ideal body weight can cause a force on your hips and knees that's four times greater. But even just a little weight loss goes a long way to reduce the wear and tear on those major weight-bearing joints. In losing just 10 pounds, for example, you'll decrease the force on your joints with each step by 40 pounds. To reduce the risk of osteoarthritis, minimize pain, and help prevent the disease from progressing, keep your weight in check or lose weight if you need to by watching portion sizes and being as physically active as you can. Losing weight and regular exercise can also help manage your diabetes.
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