Friday, July 06, 2007
July 6, 07
Have a great weekend!!!
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When a Pound Is More Than a Pound
Knees ache? Make a promise to lose 1 pound. Yes, you heard right. Just 1 pound could mean a lot to your knees. If you are overweight or obese, losing 1 pound feels more like losing 4 pounds to this all-important joint. Here's why.
Extra Weight and Your GaitWhen you carry excess weight, your gait changes to accommodate your size and help you keep your balance. Often, these gait changes involve placing a disproportionate amount of stress on already strained knees. That's why losing weight -- even as little as 1 pound -- helps give your knees a much-needed break. Losing weight can even help reduce your risk of knee osteoarthritis.