I know, I know. You are hoping for something revolutionary, something new, something exciting, something easy.....but it has to do with addressing cholesterol and obesity, and it is just old-fashioned weight loss.
Studies have shown that for every 1 pound lost, it decreases knee joint pressure by 4 pounds. In other words, for every 10lbs lost there is a 40lb decrease in pressure on the knees just with walking. Now think of how many steps you take a day!
More interestingly, research indicates that increased cholesterol levels in the blood perpetuate an inflammatory process that contributes to the degeneration of articular cartilage of the joints.
Even more interesting....there is a link between the rise of insulin resistance and glucose tolerance and unchecked cholesterol levels. Not only that, but in women, a link between decreasing estrogen levels and all of the above as we hit perimenopause and menopause.
So now what? Start exercising and start switching to a healthier diet with more plants and protein.
If you are already having knee, ankle/foot, or hip pain that is keeping you from exercising, or you just want to safely start an exercise program to lose weight, we want to help. Start with getting medical clearance to exercise from your physician, and give us a call.