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  • Writer's pictureTaruna Rijhwani

How can maintaining healthy body weight help with Knee problems?

Being Overweight is one of the most common factors that could speed up the process of wear and tear in your knee joints. Carrying extra weight in your body for months or years, especially excess body fat that places more load on your knees, could cause the process of wear and tear to accelerate and lead to knee pain eventually.

Being overweight for many years could easily contribute to knee problems surfacing at some point of time simply because of the additional weight that your knees have been carrying. It is the slow build-up of the extra load that usually dramatically transforms an insignificant event such as walking or taking an extra wide step up into a traumatic, painful, significant ordeal.

Most people would blame the walk or the step as the cause of their knee pain, but it is usually the slow build-up of carrying the extra weight that contributes to the problem more than the misstep ever could.

Maintaining a healthy body weight goes a long way in helping to prevent, minimize, or even offer a solution to your existing knee problems. The easiest way this can be achieved is by eating the right, nutrient-rich food and by avoiding junk food. Including more fruits and vegetables into your diet, as well as adding more protein sources to complete your wholesome meals, are amongst the easiest ways to make those dietary changes.

Decreasing the load on your knee joints by losing excess body fat may not show an impact right away, but in the long term it really does help prevent the slow deterioration of the knees.

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