Are your knees & hips talking to you?
Being overweight puts you at risk for:
gall bladder disease…
some cancers … &
Excess weight increases the force on your knee and hip joints … for example,
If you weigh 200 #, the force on your knees is equal to 600-1200 # for each step that you take.
Adding 10 # increases the force on your knees by 30-60 # for each step!
Gradual weight loss can take pressure off your joints and reduce your risk for arthritis, decrease your pain, and reduce your risk for joint replacement.
If you are overweight, try to lose about 4 # /month. By doing so, you will gradually reduce 12 – 24 # of stress in each knee and hip with each step!
See the Nurses of Wise Health Decisions®
to help you lose weight and make your joints happy!