Weight Loss is A Great Thing To Do For Your Knees!

The incidence of knee osteoarthritis has nearly doubled in the United States since the mid-1900s. The obvious explanation is a longer lifespan and greater body weight (BMI).

Researchers found that 1% of people living from the 1800s to the mid-1900s were obese, versus 42% of people today.

The more you weigh, the greater the pressure on your knees.

–1.5 times your body weight when walking on level ground

–2-3 times your body weight when going up or down stairs

–4-5 times your body weight when squatting

A 150 pound woman squatting down to pick up something from the floor is putting up to 750 pounds of pressure on her knees.

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Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.

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