Another Reason Why You Should ExerciseAuthor: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Mar 27, 2015
You Can Do It… and you should
You already know that exercise is a necessary evil if you want to lose weight, but did you also know it can help your knee pain? If you carry extra weight on your frame, every pound can put more stress on your knee. We’ve spoken before on how exercise can do more than just help you lose weight.
Regular exercise: Just do it
Traditionally, glucosamine and chondroitin supplement have been used to relieve knee pain, but results were mixed upon further research. In fact, many joint pain sufferers didn’t experience much more relief than the placebo.
In a recent JAMA study, however, overweight and obese patients with knee osteoarthritis, who followed an intensive diet and exercise plan, reported less pain, improved mobility and better overall health. Losing weight—even just a few pounds—also showed it can help reduce knee pain.
All kinds of exercise, from walking and water aerobics to conditioning are proven ways to reduce pain and increase flexibility. Exercise is an easy way to instantly improve the way you feel, no drugs or supplements required.
‘KNEE TO KNOW’ BASIS
“Losing weight—even just a few pounds—also showed it can help reduce knee pain.”
Take Action, Feel Better
A healthy diet and regular exercise will help you lose weight and reduce pain. If you suffer from knee or joint pain or are simply inactive, get proactive. Even those who suffer from osteoarthritis feel better when they get regular exercise; if someone with arthritis can improve their health with a little exercise, you can too!
Take the first step by calling 718-491-5525 to make your first appointment with Dr. Aron at WeightLossNYC.com™ Start losing weight today and be on your way to a new you.
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