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Pearls with Paige: Joint Problems and Pain

June 5, 2018

Because joints carry the weight of our bodies, the more weight you are required to carry, the harder it is for your joints to work properly! It has been found through numerous studies that the chance of developing arthritis is strongly associated with body weight. As the population ages and becomes heavier, arthritis, especially osteoarthritis has become one of the leading causes of disability worldwide! While getting down to a normal body weight is a good idea for people who are overweight, starting with reasonable goals like losing 10-20 pounds can help with joint pain! Do you already have joint pain? The key to exercising when you have joint problems is to find low-impact activities, including cycling, swimming, and aerobics! 

Harvard Health Publishing

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