Does Weight Loss Reduce Joint Stress?

Reduce  Joint Stress

According to the latest medical research, you can reduce joint stress on your body by living a healthy lifestyle along with appropriate weight loss.

Reduce Joint Stress By Shedding Pounds

“A new study shows that for each pound of body weight loss, there is a 4 pound reduction in joint stress among overweight and obese people with osteoarthritis of the knee. The accumulative reduction in the load for 1 pound loss of weight would be more that 4,800 pounds per mile walked. For people losing 10 pounds, each knee would be subjected to 40,000 pounds less in compressive load per mile walked.”

– Dr. Stephen Messier, The Journal of Arthritis and Rheumatism, July 2005