Each one pound of excess body weight puts an additional 4-pound stress on the knee. Wow!
This additional joint stress can lead to knee issues such as osteoarthritis in the knee. This in turn will lead to inactivity due to knee pain. Less activity means less calories expended. Less calories expended leads to an increase in weight. An increase in weight leads to additional stress on the knee. Do you see how the cycle goes? No worries. YOU CAN BREAK IT!
Just a 5% reduction in body weight, (if weight is an issue) combined with a moderate exercise program results in a 24% increase in function and a 30% decrease in osteoarthritic knee pain (Messier et al. 3005)
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