Being overweight is detrimental to healthy joints because it places massive amounts of pressure on the knees and hips, therefore causing a worsening of osteoarthritis or similar conditions. That's why one of the easiest ways to manage your symptoms is to control your weight. Losing weight can also slow the progress of arthritis and its related symptoms. Even if the loss is modest - for example between 10 to 20 pounds - the effects can be highly positive. To lose weight, it's important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet and get plenty of exercise. Processed foods should be kept to a minimum.
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