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Reader Stories: Successfully Losing Weight With Osteoarthritis

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Updated December 03, 2012

Experts have made it clear that maintaining your ideal weight is essential to managing osteoarthritis. About three to six times your body weight is exerted across the knee while walking. So, if you are 10 pounds overweight, the force on your knee is increased by 30 to 60 pounds with each step.

Besides extra stress on weight-bearing joints, being overweight has also been linked to a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis, even hand osteoarthritis.

Losing weight, even small amounts, makes a difference. Are you above your ideal weight and living with osteoarthritis? Have you been successful at losing weight?

Eat Well and Walk More

What helped me to lose weight and stay healty is the walking - 45 minutes every day, drinking a lot of water, staying away from junk food, eating more frequently like salad, tomato, fruit, lots of pl…More

Lost Weight Slowly

I have to cut out the sweets. Still indulge w/ flavored creamer and my cookie in the AM... Eat high fiber oatmeal in AM, then mixed greens salad w/ egg and walnuts, dill, and olive oil and raspberry …More

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