#Health Tip 18 of 30# – Arthritis and Obesity

# *Health Tip 18 of 30* #

_*Arthritis and Obesity*_

People who are Overweight or Obese, thier extra weight acts as a stress on their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints, like the knees and the hips.

➡If a person is 50 kgs overweight than 4 times extra pressure falls on his knees i.e 200kgs !! Of extra weight.

*_How Obesity leads to Arthritis_*

With Osteoarthritis , the cartilage i.e “Cushion” within the joints degenerates. Bones then rub against each other, causing irritation, pain and swelling. The more weight on the joint, the more wear and tear on the cartilage.

*How to Fight against Obesity and Arthritis*

▶Walking is ideal but if joint pains or calcaneal spur hampers walking ability then _*Swimming*_ is the best way to burn calories and lose weight.

▶ *Vit D* Supplements ( only after Doctors Guidance) and Natural Sunlight Exposure for strong bones.

▶ *_Foods that fight against Arthritis are_*
👉🏻 Brocolli, Sprouts, Cabbage
👉🏻 Foods rich in Omega -3 such as Fish, walnuts, falxseeds,etc
👉🏻 Garlic, Turmeric
👉🏻 Foods rich in Vit C
👉🏻 Nuts such Walnuts, Pistachios, Almonds

Foods written above are good to Avoid Arthritis or at Initial Stages of Arthritis, where not much damage has occured. Include them in your daily diet.

*Loosing Weight is most important factor for relief in pain*

 

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