Sunday, 31 March 2013

Arthritis and Weight Loss

An important part of preventing, reducing and eliminating arthritic pain is maintaining (or returning to) a healthy weight for your height.

If you are carrying extra weight right now, you should consider losing the excess. Losing weight takes pressure and load off the joints, helping to lessen your arthritic pain while also being beneficial for your whole body. You will be lighter, have more energy and less aches, and will reduce the stress on your body.

Start your weight loss plan today and within a few weeks you will begin to feel changes in yourself. Stop eating junk foods and fatty foods. Eat lean foods and avoid those that can cause you to gain weight. Your diet should primarily consist of fresh fruits and vegetables (more on diet later). Consider consuming nuts and seeds as a snack instead of less healthy alternatives like ice cream and potato chips. Drink plenty of water and stay away from soft drinks, alcohol and caffeine.

The bottom line is to eat well and avoid junk foods, fatty foods and anything else that can raise your calorie intake. And exercise regularly (more on that later too).

Dr Marcus Chacos
Chiropractor and Founder of the Natural Treatment of Arthritis Institute

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