How much are your knees carrying?
50% of knee osteoarthritis cases are brought on by carrying too much weight. This places extra pressure on the knees, making them weaker through increased wear and tear and putting them at greater risk of injury.
Here are a couple of tips to reduce the impact:
- Practice regular low impact exercise such as swimming, cycling or walking 3-4 times per week. This will help manage your weight as well as strengthen your knees and other joints under pressure.
- Reach for fruit and vegetables. The scientific evidence of the health benefits has been reported for decades and they can also prevent excessive weight gain.